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Treyarch hiring for new Call of Duty

If for some reason you thought that Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch would be taking a break from the annualized FPS franchise, think again. Treyarch is actively seeking new hires for the next COD game.

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If, for some reason, you thought that Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch would be taking a break from the annualized FPS franchise, think again. Recent job listings are searching for experienced programmers that have "an expert understanding of the Call of Duty game universe." The company is looking for an "expert on recent first person shooters and the trends of the genre."

Treyarch's first foray into the Call of Duty franchise was Call of Duty 3, which released in 2006. Since then, it's taken turns with Infinity Ward in producing additional games to the annualized franchise. Call of Duty: World at War released in 2008, and Call of Duty: Black Ops followed in 2010. Given the studio's track record, it's easy to anticipate that the next Call of Duty game from Treyarch will ship next year, in 2012.

There are currently no details on what Treyarch's next COD game will be. However, some speculate that the recent Rezurrection DLC may hold a clue. Sledgehammer Games was previously rumored to be working on a sci-fi Call of Duty game, before their focus switched to Modern Warfare 3. Treyarch recently released its own sci-fi take on the genre with the zombie "Moon" map. Combining fantasy weapons, low gravity, and zombies, it's clear that Treyarch is willing to take the series into unconventional territory.

(via OXM)

From The Chatty

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    August 25, 2011 4:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Treyarch hiring for new Call of Duty.

    If for some reason you thought that Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch would be taking a break from the annualized FPS franchise, think again. Treyarch is actively seeking new hires for the next COD game.

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      August 25, 2011 5:07 PM

      Do I feel like rehashing the same game formula over for the hundredth time? Boy, do I!

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        August 25, 2011 5:17 PM

        is it rehashing if they make a zombies only sci fi game?

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          August 25, 2011 5:28 PM

          I'd say yes, because it will most likely be CoD with a Sci-Fi skin.

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      August 25, 2011 5:22 PM

      Why do they need more people? 1 person can probably do everything, its just changing textures and making new maps.

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        August 25, 2011 5:30 PM

        Alright, we've have Call of Duty: Modern Black Ops at War III by 2019.

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      August 25, 2011 5:26 PM

      Has another FPS franchise been raped this hard before? COD 1, COD:UO, COD2, COD3, COD4, COD:WaW, CoD: MW2, CODBLOPS, CoD: MW2 and now COD9 for Treyarch? FUCK.

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        August 25, 2011 5:27 PM

        That second MW2 should be MW3... the point remains. Has there been another FPS franchise with this ludicrous number of sequels and offshoots?

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          August 25, 2011 5:32 PM

          Madden.

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            August 25, 2011 5:32 PM

            Oh, FPS. Who knows. Does it matter? People keep buying and so they keep making them.

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            August 25, 2011 5:47 PM

            If we're going for any game, yeah, all the sports franchises and possibly guitar hero too

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          August 25, 2011 5:33 PM

          Or sales....

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            August 25, 2011 5:53 PM

            This. People act so angry every time they release a new sequel, but fuck, can you blame them? People buy that shit up like crazy at release, and then buy every piece of DLC the same way. For some reason, I don't expect the folks making these games to suddenly say "You know what? We don't need those millions of dollars after all, now. I think we'll just stop."

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              August 25, 2011 6:29 PM

              Actually, two guys did say that and they fired them.

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          August 25, 2011 5:51 PM

          Battlefield has had a lot of games, but not quite as many as Call of Duty.

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        August 25, 2011 5:51 PM

        Battlefield.

        1942 (R2R, SW), Vietnam, BF2 (SF, EF, AF), Modern Combat, 2142 (NS), Bad Company, BC2 (Vietnam), Heroes, Play4Free, BF3, and BFOnline in Korea.

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          August 25, 2011 6:00 PM

          Also, Halo is getting up there, it's on like what.. 7 or 8.

          Also GoldenEye. I'm throwing this in there because it was just one fucking movie that has been adapted, remade, or flat out ripped off for several EA and Activision games. Bond as a whole has been raped to death too. The difference here between this and Battlefield, Halo, and Call of Duty, is that Bond games were easy cash ins (mainly EA here). They didn't even try on a number of them. Say what you will about BF, Halo and Call of Duty rapage, but at least those games turned out pretty good. Bond has maybe one good game every 5 years.

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          August 25, 2011 8:04 PM

          Several of those like 2142 and Heroes are drastically different, and expansions are expansions. Not nearly as raped.

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            August 26, 2011 3:23 AM

            Exactly this, gameplay changes are far more significant than reskinned COD game after COD game.

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              August 26, 2011 3:35 AM

              Also everything in COD is derived from films, military videos on youtube, and 24. MOH did this too at some point but then that's where the COD devs originally came from.

              It was so weird playing missions that was ripped from SVP and Band of Brothers.

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              August 26, 2011 6:16 AM

              gameplay changes? they added destructible environments, what else drastically changeS?

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          August 25, 2011 10:06 PM

          Why are you counting expansions?

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            August 26, 2011 12:51 AM

            Because the original post I was responding to counted expansions. At least I put them in parenthesis. Removing the expansions doesn't change anything. I still count over 10 there.

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          August 25, 2011 10:18 PM

          Most of those don't count. COD actually has more I didn't include like Big Red One and some of the other console only stuff.

          1942, Vietnam, BF2, 2142, BC, BC2, (Heroes? This baaarely counts) and BF3 isn't out yet

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            August 26, 2011 12:57 AM

            And yet you put in there MW3 and COD9 -- because those games are out. Just excuses. You wanted someone to name a franchise. I did. Successfully. Spin it anyway you want, but that's a lot of releases. It's no Medal of Honor, but it's getting up there. By the way, there's another one that's been raped. Moreso than Call of Duty.

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          August 26, 2011 1:34 AM

          It started with Codename Eagle dammit!

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        August 25, 2011 7:58 PM

        Not an FPS but Assassins Creed is catching up, 1 game a year and its the same thing over and over.

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          August 25, 2011 10:19 PM

          Eh, every game has been a significant improvement on the gameplay. And technically, there's only been what, 3? AC, AC2, AssBro.

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            August 26, 2011 2:59 AM

            Yeah, this. The games have significantly grown and while the story isn't groundbreaking or anything, it's keeping me going and it's continuous.

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          August 26, 2011 2:52 AM

          Each one has been a major improvement and added features. The latest was so much fun. Also the plot for them are very good, voice acting, music, etc. Quality over quantity.

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          August 26, 2011 3:01 AM

          I don't agree with this. I'd like to see AC3 rather than Revelations, but they've made significant improvement with every iteration and told a great story each time.

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          August 26, 2011 4:43 AM

          since it has a continuous and worthwhile storyline, this just feels more like episodic gameplay

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        August 26, 2011 5:08 AM

        Money hats, why throw um out if they keep making money appear.

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        August 26, 2011 6:05 AM

        Who cares so long as the games are still fun, which I think they are

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        September 1, 2011 6:28 PM

        The only thing that competes with COD in sequels would be final fantasy, and final fantasy isnt even an fps

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      August 26, 2011 6:04 AM

      Dedicated Zombie game please. I can't even go back to Left 4 Dead after playing BLOPS' Zombie mode...

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      August 26, 2011 11:28 AM

      If idiots without discerning tastes are happy buying an annual rehash of basically the same crap then you really can't blame Activision for milking CoD for everything they can. Kotick is a dick but he apparently understands his retarded-ass consumer base.

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      March 7, 2012 7:22 AM

      I think the new Call of Duty shouldn't be anything like Modern Warfare 3. I like what Treyarch did with Call of Duty Black Ops. The campaign in Black Ops was okay at best, however the multiplayer maps and gameplay is good. Also the zombie maps and gameplay is fun as well. I think Treyarch is on a good start and should continue what they have already started. Now for Modern Warfare 3, that is another story. The multiplayer is crap and the maps are crap. I only say the multiplayer is crap since well it is completely unfair. Point being that you have to rank up guns. They cannot say that having a lower rank gun doesn't affect the gameplay. IT TOTALLY DOES! It gives the more experienced players in that game a huge advantage over the other players who just started the game. People will say, "well then they should get more experienced then." Most of the guns suck, I know people don't like grenade launchers in Black Ops since it can take people out with one shot. MW3 makes it basically useless. I understand that it is overly powerful, but in real life it really is. Well MW3 spent on that money researching how guns actually operate right? Well then it isn't that realistic. If people have a problem with it, don't put grenade launchers in the game. Another note, it takes forever to finally prestige. The campaign was fun, and the spec ops was entertaining but repetitive. Also only have 2 players only within that mode is sort of dumb.

      Hire people who will make first person shooters realistic, rather than futuristic and full of crap. Thanks.