It looks as if all of Activision’s studios finally find yourself on its flagship franchises in a technique or one other. Crash Bandicoot 4 developer Toys For Bob is now supporting Raven with growth on Call of Duty: Warzone Season Three, with the help anticipated to proceed past that restricted timeframe.
— Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) April 29, 2021
It’s unclear if the whole thing of the Toys For Bob studio is engaged on Warzone content material, or if they’re merely lending help whereas engaged on different tasks on the identical time. It’s not unusual for Activision to shuffle its help studios round to help with growth on its larger franchises. Warzone specifically is a large focus for the writer proper now and a large enterprise that’s shifted palms quite a few occasions whereas Activision juggles premium releases with stay service help. First developed by Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward, ongoing help and growth for Warzone was handed off to Raven Software, presumably to permit Infinity Ward to start manufacturing on its subsequent sport (rumored to be Modern Warfare 2).
Still, it looks as if the ambitions for Warzone are a lot larger than a single studio can supply, and Toys For Bob is aiding with growth in a large enough manner that the studio felt it appropriate to announce it. If Warzone wish to proceed providing new massive live events, seasonal adjustments, and potential new maps, Raven wants the help of a further staff to assist develop that content material.
Toys For Bob was primarily generally known as the Skylanders studio for a very long time, earlier than they developed the critically acclaimed Spyro Reignited Trilogy, bringing again the basic video games for a contemporary viewers. They then created an all-new Crash Bandicoot journey in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, taking that sequence over from Crash N. Sane Trilogy developer Vicarious Visions who had gone on to develop Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remastered 1 + 2. Vicarious Visions is now fully a Blizzard support studio, presumably engaged on Diablo 2 Resurrected and different tasks, and Toys For Bob has moved on to Warzone growth.
What this implies for the way forward for Spyro, Crash, and Tony Hawk stays to be seen. Activision help studios High Moon and Beenox have each additionally had heavy contributions to the latest premium Call of Duty releases, and it’s anticipated they are going to every proceed to take action with a view to obtain the tight deadlines that every yearly launch calls for.
Rumors are currently swirling that progress on this year’s premium Call of Duty title isn’t going as well as hoped. Activision has bitten off a big chunk by including Warzone to the combination together with common seasonal content material, updates, and occasions to maintain the ravenous gamers sated. It looks as if the enterprise is paying off, nevertheless. Call of Duty as a franchise has reached new records, and Activision seems to be throwing the burden of a great majority of its growth studios into maintaining with the tight recurring schedule and delivering on participant calls for.