There may be some dissension in the ranks amongst Activision’s staple Call of Duty developers according to a report from Jason Schreier on Kotaku today. Since 2012 three different developers have taken turns to produce a game each in a three-year cycle, however rather than Sledgehammer Games giving us a new Call of Duty in 2020, apparently Treyarch are back to teach us more about Roman numerals with Black Ops IIIII.
What this symbolises for the franchise is unclear, but it looks like Treyarch are going to have to press Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V sooner than anticipated. It may be a sign of discord with the developers who brought us the much-maligned Advanced Warfare (which kicked off the whole jetpack hatred shenanigans amongst the community) and the generally well-received WWII, but no offiicial word from Activision is yet to be received. We’ll keep you posted in we learn more on the situation, but we imagine for now they’ll be more likely to hype the heavily rumoured Modern Warfare 4 that’s likely to release around November.