Activision has recruited another one of their internal teams to work on the Call of Duty franchise. This time it’s Neversoft, the developer formerly repsonsible for the Tony Hawk series and the non-Harmonix Guitar Hero games. Neversoft is now the fifth team connected to the Call of Duty franchise, joining Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer Games.
The news comes from Neversoft’s Careers page, which features multiple job listings connected to their new project including a Single-Player Level Designer, Multiplayer Level Designer, and Senior Environment Artist.
But the real question is, what Call of Duty game is Neversoft working on? Treyarch is the lone developer behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II while Sledgehammer and Raven currently share DLC duties for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Infinity Ward is working on an unannounced “next generation game” that may or may not be Call of Duty 10.
So where does that leave Neversoft’s game? The way I see it, there are three options:
1. Neversoft is the currently unnamed developer behind the Vita-exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified. Or…
2. They’ve been handed the recently rumored Wii U port of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Or…
3. They’re developing the current generation port of Call of Duty 10.
I suppose there’s a fourth option, but that would involve the announcement of yet another Call of Duty game.