Raven Software jobs hint at studio developing future Call of Duty campaign

published: 2022-10-08T20:45:17

Updated: 2022-10-08T21:30:12

A Raven Software job posting suggests the team is looking to bring in talent to help with campaign animation for a future Call of Duty title that may not be Warzone 2.

Raven Software has served as a support studio for much of the Call of Duty franchise’s historic run.

From working on DLC in early titles like Black Ops and Modern Warfare III, the studio really stepped out of the shadows with Modern Warfare Remastered before taking the spotlight completely as Warzone co-developers with Infinity Ward.

Now, with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 right around the corner, a vacancy on the Careers section of their website suggests they’re tackling their biggest project yet.

Raven Software may be leading development of another Call of Duty campaign

The list pertains to a Lead Campaign Animator, preferably with “Experience in first-person shooter (FPS) games and extensive knowledge of the Call of Duty games”.

It also states that candidates must have “strong knowledge in how to create in-game animations and how” [to] to blend [these] with the game story to bring epic moments into the game.”

While previous contributions to the CoD franchise have been largely supported, the list may point to a greater role for the studio in the future.

Raven developing their own CoD may seem unlikely now, but it’s also possible that they’ll be taking the reins for CoD 2024’s Campaign, which is believed to be Treyarch’s next installment in the franchise.

Raven Software logo over Warzone background.Activision/Raven software

Raven’s work on Warzone has clearly left a mark on the franchise, and they could lead the way in a more defined role in the future.

There’s also a chance this is simply related to Warzone 2. While we don’t know much about the story surrounding the game, each new season did bring a new layer to the first game’s interconnected story, and it would make sense to to follow the sequel.

However, if it’s related to a new game, we probably won’t know much about it for a few more months if trends from past development cycles hold out.

Of course, there will be plenty of distractions when MW2 hits shelves at the end of October.

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