Activision is currently working on a number of major upcoming Call of Duty games, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2, in addition to a dedicated mobile version of the battle royale title. However, as you might expect, there are other projects in development that have not yet been officially acknowledged by the company.
It’s possible that one of them has been circulating for more than a year already; on multiple occasions, we’ve heard rumors of a separate Call of Duty: Zombies game being developed, and recent events seem to lend some validity to that theory. The developer firm Treyarch, which was a pioneer in the mode, is currently in the process of growing its staff and trying to recruit candidates for a variety of professions. It would appear that the majority of this recruiting drive is focused on something having to do with Zombies.
Kevin Drew, who is the associate design director at Treyarch and is in charge of everything related to Zombies, appeared to strongly hint that the rumored Zombies project could be true as he was retweeting the studio’s recent recruitment drive on Twitter.
According to what Drew mentioned, “We have great goals for Zombies and want to extend the crew in order to accomplish them.” If you are interested in design work, now is an excellent time to submit an application because there are multiple open roles available that require varying degrees of experience.
It was reported earlier this year that Call of Duty would break its long-standing annual release cycle for the next year and miss its premium 2023 installment. These rumors surfaced earlier this year. Activision had announced at the time that it was in the process of developing “an exciting slate of premium and free-to-play Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year, and beyond.” It is currently unknown whether or not a stand-alone Zombies project will be a part of this endeavor.
We have big plans for zombies and want to grow the team to realize them. There are several design positions open at a range of experience level so it’s a great time to apply if you are interested! https://t.co/8Abyfur0vK
— Kevin Drew (@perditionforest) June 4, 2022