In a new earnings call for Activision, the company reveals plans to triple the Call of Duty development team size.
Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in gaming history, with thousands of employees already developing the series each year. However, after the Call of Duty titles continue to bring in record profits, Activision is getting ready to give developers some additional manpower.
It’s clear that Call of Duty needs some help right now. Despite holding a dominant position in the market, there are some real threats incoming. Both Halo and Battlefield are on the horizon, and each is allegedly coming with its own battle royale.
And while Warzone is a bug-filled, hacker-infested mess, early reports indicate that Call of Duty: WW2 Vanguard is a disaster too.
But despite everything, Activision reports incredible new numbers for the franchise. In fact, Call of Duty has seen an extra 100 million players in the last year alone, across Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, COD Mobile, and other titles. And the publisher isn’t about to let the franchise start a downward trend.
Activision Hiring 2000 More Developers in 2021
After another successful year, Activision announces that it’s hiring 2000 more developers in 2021.
The company confirms its plans to triple the existing Call of Duty development team, which already consists of Treyarch Studios, Raven Software, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and more.
Right now, Activision already has a new developer working on Warzone, as its battle royale surpasses 100 million players. This year, the publisher reports that Black Ops Cold War and Warzone have been driving Activision segment revenue to a growth of over 72% year-over-year.
Call of Duty alone saw tremendous growth for the company, thanks to Call of Duty Mobile bringing in tens of millions of new players following its launch in China. What’s more, Cold War’s Warzone integration lead the game to report two of its strongest-ever seasons.
It’s clear that, despite fan criticisms, Call of Duty development is currently moving in the right direction. And 2000 extra developers on Activision’s payroll is sure to only help matters.
Meanwhile, there’s a new no-SBMM mode in Warzone right now that’s very popular with fans!