Raven Call of Duty Confirmed

Published on March 23rd, 2011

A new job listing for Raven Software has confirmed that the studio has been working on "contributions to the blockbuster series", validating rumours of the studio’s involvement with the franchise.

"RAVEN SOFTWARE, developer of numerous award-winning games, including contributions to the blockbuster Call of Duty series is seeking passionate designers to join an established team at work on a first-person shooter," reads the job listing. "Located in Madison, Wisconsin, RAVEN SOFTWARE offers an upscale work environment with state-of-the-art workstations, an outstanding compensation and benefits package, a fun, collaborative environment, affordable living and an exceptional quality of life!"

The ad also asks that applicants are able to "demonstrate FPS skills through a Design Sample that creates an immersive, engaging player experience," as well as "craft levels that engage, shock, and create passionate gamers."

Raven’s involvement with Call of Duty has been rumoured since May of last year, when an anonymous source close to the developer told Kotaku that the developer had been pulled off of their James Bond and X-Men titles to focus on efforts with Call of Duty.

Earlier this year, another job ad for Raven added weight to the rumour, revealing that the team was working on an "established, first-person military shooter".

However, it hasn’t been confirmed how the developer has been contributing to the series. Other rumours that emerged last year suggested that Raven had been developing DLC and multiplayer maps for last year’s Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Black Ops.

This year’s Call of Duty game is expected to be the first title developed by Sledgehammer Games. Rumours suggest that the game may be a collaborative effort between Sledgehammer, Raven, and Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. It’s due for release in the second half of the year.

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