Former Call of Duty: Black Ops designers are making a brand new IP for PlayStation.Deviation Games was established by CEO Dave Anthony and director Jason Blundell, both of whom dealt with Call of Duty at Treyarch.Blundell, one of the chief developers of Call of Duty’s popular zombies mode, left Treyarch in 2020 after 13 years. Blundell began dealing with nazi zombies-the co-op bonus mode in which players fought against waves of enemies-back in 2007 for 2008’s Call of Duty World at War. World at War was the very first video game in Activision’s blockbuster shooter series to include a zombies mode, although it was only playable once the campaign was finished. It would go on to get huge appeal within Treyarch’s Black Ops video games as a fully-fledged mode different to campaign and traditional multiplayer.Blundell became co-studio head of Treyarch in November 2016 after a stint directing the zombies modes of the numerous Black Ops video games. Dave Anthony also dealt with World at War and the Black Ops games as a producer and director.There’s no news on Deviation Games’ PlayStation game, although Anthony validated there are over 100 personnel presently at the studio.
“As for today, I’m here to state: watch on us- we’ve induced incredible skill from around the world, we’re over 100 Deviators and growing fast, and we have an amazing partner behind us in SIE,”Anthony said in a PlayStation Blog post.
The Deviation collaboration follows what sounds like a similar offer Sony signed with Assassin’s Creed co-creator Jade Raymond’s brand-new studio,
Haven Entertainment Studios, which is also developing a fresh IP for PlayStation.