Treyarch’s Design Director Claims New Call of Duty Won’t Have Jetpacks

Treyarch will be helming this year’s Call of Duty after Infinity Ward’s new take on Modern Warfare in 2019. Studio Design Director, David Vonderhaar has recently responded to a fan on Twitter, who seems to be a fan of one of Treyarch’s previous effort, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, by telling David the next game in the franchise that it better has jetpacks to which David promptly responded with a resounding:

He later responded to another fan who was also clamoring for jetpacks with:

This comes after the fan backlash of the jetpacks added into the Call of Duty franchise. The last Call of Duty game was a throwback to the old, ‘boots on the ground’ gameplay rather than the wall-running and ultra-fast gameplay the franchise was starting to adopt in recent games. Some saw this as an inevitable change based on the sales figures of the last two games.

Take Black Ops 4, also developed by Treyarch, making $500 million in its first three days worldwide. Nothing to scoff at by any means, however, Activision saw much higher numbers with Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare which made over $600 million in its first three days worldwide. Activision also announced not long after it was released that Modern Warfare is the highest-selling Call of Duty game that has released in this generation of consoles.

Treyarch took over the development of this year’s game after Activision put Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software on the sidelines as supporting studios. Sledgehammer previously developed Call of Duty: WW2 which made seemingly less of an impact.

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