Infinity Ward is hiring to create an open world RPG

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When I say Infinity Ward, you probably think of Call of Duty. After all, the California-based studio is best known for the Modern Warfare games that it has been working on since 2007. Some of them have even broken records with Modern Warfare 3 selling over 31 million units. But it looks like Infinity Ward is finally changing things up by creating an open world RPG.

As spotted by Twitter user @TheExesFile, Infinity Ward has begun hiring for a new game. It is looking to bring in a new creative director who will be challenged to work with the team to create an open world RPG. If this goes ahead then this will be the first non-Call of Duty title Infinity Ward has released in its history.

That is assuming this isn’t also a Call of Duty game. An open world RPG Call of Duty may sound unusual but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Games like Tom Clancy’s The Division have already proven that a serious military aesthetic can work in that genre.

If Infinity Ward does create an open world RPG it will establish a lot of firsts. A game of that nature requires quests, world-building, interesting lore, and large detailed environments. For the most part, these are not features that you would typically find in a Call of Duty game. Even so, Infinity Ward is a huge studio and would certainly have the manpower and talent to pull it off.

It’s already been filled?

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A strange twist in this report is that the job listing has now disappeared. Shortly after it was spotted Activision took it down which either means one of two things. It got filled extremely quickly or it was an accidental posting. Either way, we now know more about what’s in store for Infinity Ward’s future.

Warzone is coming to mobile and Activision wants you to help make it

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Since its launch in 2020 Call of Duty: Warzone has been a huge success. So much so that it inspired a sequel which was confirmed to be in development by Infinity Ward last month. But it turns out that isn’t the only new version of the battle royale that gamers will be able to play in the future. This is because Call of Duty: Warzone is coming to mobile.

As confirmed on the official Call of Duty website, Activision is bringing its hit battle royale to mobile devices. Its goal is to maintain Warzone’s “thrilling, fluid, and large-scale action,” and let players enjoy all of that on the go.

Once it launches Call of Duty: Warzone will become the third major battle royale title on mobile. It follows Fortnite and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. This won’t be the first mobile entry in the series with Call of Duty Mobile releasing in 2019.

As part of the announcement, Activision has also begun hiring for a variety of positions. It wants your help to create the best game possible. There are nine vacant roles that need filling varying from programmers, artists, producers, and managers. If you are interested and believe that you are qualified then consider applying.

Mobile is huge

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Seeing Warzone expand into the mobile games market is not surprising. The mobile games market is colossal with some of the industry’s most lucrative games being in it. Call of Duty Mobile alone is thought to generate over $1 billion a year.

Having a second game to further solidify that presence will help Activision secure a larger market share on mobile devices. And how better to do that than use its signature battle royale series. All things considered, it’s difficult to imagine a world where this game ends up being anything but successful.

Infinity Ward confirm that missing Modern Warfare maps will return soon

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The Season Two reloaded update brought with it plenty of content to the Call of Duty franchise. Both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War received a bunch of balancing changes and a new gun. What fans didn’t expect though was three new maps for Modern Warfare.

The 2019 first person shooter had not received a major update in several months prior to these maps being added. However, the addition didn’t last long. Just a few days after the update Infinity Ward removed two of the three maps. It had remained silent on the matter until now but has finally provided a much-needed update.

They are coming back

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As posted on the official Infinity Ward twitter, both maps will be returning soon. According to the developer they were launched earlier than intended and still require “a bit more love,” before going live.

The maps in question are Drainage and Al-Raab Airbase. Both of these maps were leaked a long time ago but didn’t enter Modern Warfare until recently. Given the lack of updates for Modern Warfare over the last year, it is disappointing to see them removed. Hopefully Infinity Ward sticks to its word and we can try them out again soon enough.

It’s not just maps that have received this treatment either. There are three guns in Modern Warfare that are fully functioning and modelled, but haven’t been released. These are the Sykov, CX-9, and RAAL. Unlike the maps, Infinity Ward has not publicly acknowledged these or provided a release date.

Whilst it is nice to see Modern Warfare receiving updates once again, these new maps are probably not a sign that things are going to improve. Raven Software is hard at work developing Warzone whilst Infinity Ward are likely working on a new Call of Duty altogether. Regardless, the communication is appreciated and it’s nice to see Modern Warfare hanging in there.

Next Call Of Duty To Take Place In Far Future

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While it is absolutely no surprise that there is another Call of Duty title on the horizon, it is interesting to hear that it might be set in the far future with such features as space combat.

NeoGAF user Shinobi, a trusted industry insider, has shared fragments that might hint at the type of game we will be receiving this fall.
“Very far future.

Space combat.

Full on sci-fi.”

Considering we have nothing as far as what to expect from CoD 2016 beyond this and the Eurogamer report on the matter, this opens the floodgates as far as speculation goes.

Will it be a sequel or spiritual successor to Ghosts? Will we embark on missions set entirely in space, in the vein of Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica? Who knows, but the notion of ‘full on sci-fi’ suggests that this year, Infinity Ward wants to step away from Ghosts, which upon release, received less than brilliant reception from both critics and the community alike.

Despite that reception, I fancied Ghosts quite a bit and was, until this point, anticipating a more polished and creative sequel. I am now not too sure if I want space ships and blaster rifles or more Riley with his adorable military outfit.

I guess it will be up to Infinity Ward to demonstrate why we should get excited again.

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Trailer Looks Exhilarating

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Activision has revealed the multiplayer aspect of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare in prep for Gamescom, and does it ever look like frenetic fun. With a new engine, added mobility, and the idea of reinvigorating a dying franchise, Advanced Warfare seeks to seduce newcomers and long-time fans alike.

This new trailer demonstrates every reason you should be hyped up for multiplayer once again, especially after Ghosts, which was a let-down in every regard.

I, despite having a vendetta against yearly released franchises that do little to improve the formulae, love Call Of Duty. Games like Modern Warfare and Black Ops were loads of fun to play, with re-playability that kept the game fresh for months. Ghosts came out as a disappointment to most, and it seemed that the infamous IP was finally losing its audience. That is, until Advanced Warfare was shown off.

The game is set to on next-gen and current-gen platforms on the 4th of November, and I cannot wait to sink my teeth in.