A new job listing for Call of Duty 2018 suggests that the series is stepping back into the modern era next year, after Call of Duty: WWII‘s short dalliance with World War II.
The job listing was posted by Call of Duty developer Treyarch Studios. Treyarch is the developer launching the series’ next installment, assuming publisher Activision follows its regular three-developer release cycle. In the description for the job listing, it asks for a developer with a “deep knowledge base of firearms and modern military technology.” It may not be official confirmation of Call of Duty 2018’s setting, but it seems unlikely the developer would need someone experienced in modern technology if it wasn’t set in modern day.
The image of the Treyarch job listing was found on the Imgur profile of user thermikz.
The developer hand-off could result in 2018’s Call of Duty stepping out of the historical setting, but that doesn’t mean Call of Duty: WWII is the last time we’ll see the time period in a Call of Duty installment. Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg recently described WWII‘s setting as “very rich territory” in which “there’s every possibility that that could become an area that we explore more than once.”
Call of Duty: WWII launches November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For everything we know, think we know, and want to know on Call of Duty: WWII, check out EGM’s complete guide to what we know about WWII.
Source: Game Rant