Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone is getting development support from Toys for Bob, the developer behind Crash Bandicoot 4.
Call of Duty is a franchise that has been under the hands of different developers. Originally developed by Infinity Ward in 2003, the series have seen a fair share of extra hands along the way. That is, developers Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software coming into the scene and play pivotal role in some of the entries. But this list of development studios is seeing a new addition as Toys for Bob is commissioned for the mobile title’s ongoing development.
Making for an official announcement of the matter, Toys for Bob brought to Instagram the attention. In it, the company mentions of its now involvement with the development of Call of Duty: Warzone.
Small but Significant
At 180 employees, Toys for Bob is considered a “small” game development company. But the studio is not necessarily a newcomer in the gaming space, with it in business since 1989. Prior to its acquisition by Activision in 2005, the company is known for coming up with the phenomenally successful Star Control series. But since have been tasked at working on its procuring company’s licenses, also acquired through another attainment. In particular, that of Vivendi which gave Activision the rights to popular franchises, such as Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. Consequently, giving rise to remakes that both brought titles back into the spotlight.
Despite being at the capable hands of its existing developers, Warzone is a developing title that has its fair share of faults. Bugs being a common occurrence, such as the ones that accompanied the launch of the game’s Season 3. Specifically, the Hunt for Adler event as well as some text glitches. But was fortunately fixed days after they were found out.
With another able hands to join an existing roster of experienced developers, things only look promising for Call of Duty: Warzone. Which, if anything, could imply timely fixes of bugs and issues as they arise, while constantly see improvements to it on the side. The decision to bring Toys for Bob is indeed a benefit for the mobile title and its growing popularity. But it is more so to the players who are expecting a seamless experience with the game throughout. Only time can tell what the small American company is able to offer to the table moving forward.
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