Treyarch’s co-head has left the studio ahead of Call of Duty 2020’s release, the company has confirmed via a recent statement on Twitter.
Blundell has been an integral part of Treyarch for the past 13 years, so he’ll no doubt be missed. He has been with the studio since when the original Black Ops title launched. Blundell first joined the company as an executive producer, although he’s since earned a reputation by mostly making impressive Zombies experiences.
Treyarch denied reports of Blundell leaving the studio last year. Blundell’s departure seems to have been very recent, however.
It’s unclear as to why Blundell has left the studio, as the statement did not shed light on this matter. It looks like he’s left the company on good terms, while Treyarch wished him farewell in a recent statement. That said, it appears Blundell chose to leave rather than being let go – but this has not been officially clarified as of yet.
The statement focuses on Blundell’s incredible time at the studio, looking back at some of his best memories. They did not reveal what’s next for Blundell, so whether or not he’ll move to another studio remains to be seen.
In the statement, Blundell primarily focuses on the Zombies community, as the mode was his forte after all. “My time on the Zombies team proving to be quite special,” he notes.
Given that Call of Duty 2020 isn’t too far away, this could be a little worrying for those eager to get their hands on a brand-new Zombies experience. There’s still no confirmation regarding its development team, although rumors suggest Treyarch is going to take charge.
Indeed, if the next mainline title is another Black Ops game, someone else might have to replace Blundell in order to produce a new Zombies experience.