Over the years, we have seen only a handful of developers take the reins of the beast known as Call of Duty. Studios have been met with unbridled praise and dealt with sharp criticism for their work on the shooter. It seems that developer Neversoft has nerves of steel, as they announced through their website recently, that they are working on a new Call of Duty game.
The website confirmed Neversofts involvement with the first-person shooter, saying they are working “in support of Activision’s Call of Duty franchise”. The statement seemed to mirror their excitement to work on the award-winning series:
We have molded our team into a crack squad of eager developers ready to push the First Person Action genre in support of Activision’s Call of Duty franchise.
We have no idea what role Neversoft will play in the development process, the studio might be developing a full-fledged title for 2014 or playing a smaller role along with another studio. They could even helm a title for a less powerful console, we just don’t know yet.
This isn’t the first time the developer found itself linked with the series, earlier last year many speculated the studio was working on a space version of a Call of Duty game, with various job descriptions across the last 12 months, hinting work on a sci-fi outing. As we know Black Ops 2 hits stores in November and will have a futuristic setting, so this could be the game Neversoft is involved in, maybe helping Treyarch out on the multiplayer aspect.
Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software and Treyarch have shown all of us what they are capable of, so from the fan’s point of view, it will be exciting to see what Neversoft brings to the table. My money is on them developing the PS Vita version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II or the rumored Wii U edition, watch this space.