Everybody knew Call of Duty 5 was coming, but most were unsure who was developing it and what time period it would take place in. Scans from the new issue of the Official Xbox Magazine has now confirmed that Treyarch, the developers behind Call of Duty 3, are behind the development of the new game, officially named Call of Duty: World at War, and Infinity Ward is out of the picture.
Treyarch is promising that this new installment of Call of Duty will be the “darkest one yet” and that the way the Japanese fight will be both “tenacious and shocking.” Treyarch has said that they have already had much more time to develop this game than Call of Duty 3. Call of Duty 3 only had 11 months of development time , while this game is already 2 years in the making and will be using the Call of Duty 4 engine if that makes any of you feel any better, although somehow I doubt it.
Another kick in the pants to PS3 owners is that it yet yet again being developed with the 360 as the lead, although I’m not so sure everyone is clamoring for this game yet anyway. Activision has yet to officially announce Call of Duty: World at War, but if you plan on sticking with the series, you will have to trade in those nice new rifles for an old carbine. At least they will utilize the Call of Duty 4 perk system, right? Anyone?
Update: It has been confirmed that each version of the game has it’s own team working on it. The 360 team just acts as the lead.