Currently Activision Blizzard is trending on Twitter as it appears that Crash 4 Developers are now working on Call of Duty: Warzone. Toys For Bob, a development studio acquired by Activision in 2005 are famed for their work on the popular Skylanders series of games. More recently, they’ve led the very well received remake of the original Spyro Trilogy and the brand new Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Given the popularity of these last two releases, both of which were critical successes, it was somewhat assumed that this would continue with further iterations of these brands. Alas, it appears that for the time being, Toys for Bob is being tapped as a support studio on the huge hit Call of Duty: Warzone alongside Raven Software, Infinity Ward and Treyarch.
The source for this has been a tweet by Toys for Bob and tweets from an ex-employee
In a way, this is nothing new from an industry perspective. With Call of Duty being Activision’s main moneymaker, many iterations (and its live service aspect) has multiple dev teams to keep cash flowing. At the same time, it’s a very obvious blow for some of the IP’s that gamers are most know and love. By all accounts, these games were well received and successfully revived interest in some long dormant series.
How do you feel about the Crash 4 Developers now working on Call of Duty: Warzone? Does it make business sense or a betrayal of some much loved characters from a developer that really ‘got’ the IP? Let us know down below.
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Rudy Manchego has been gaming since the days of the BBC Micro Computer and spreads himself thin with a love of retro, indie and mainstream gaming. He’s one half of the Jambags Comedy Gaming podcast and likes nothing better than kicking back with a nice pot of lapsang souchong, a good game and a background podcast on the intricacies of Spanish cheese making.