Treyarch confirms its next Call of Duty game won’t have jetpacks
David Vonderhaar has confirmed the next Call of Duty game will not feature jetpacks after the fan outrage that plagued the third entry.
Infinity Ward and Treyarch frequently alternate on which developer creates the latest Call of Duty game.
Back in October, Infinity Ward released the Modern Warfare reboot and issues at Activision (IW’s publisher for the series) means this year the latest Treyarch instalment is due.
Treyarch’s game designer director David Vonderhaar has now confirmed a much-disliked feature will not be returning.
Years ago, the franchise often attracted fans based on its ‘realism’ – at least in comparison to other popular shooters such as Halo and Gears of War.
This began to change in 2015 when Black Ops 3 was released and the developer opted to include jetpacks.
Recently, Vondehaar had a series of questions relating to the jetpacks posed to him on Twitter and whether they will be returning. He swiftly put the speculation to bed.
One user even went so far as to claim “jetpacks will revive COD!” to which the Treyarch multiplayer lead replied:
“Such short-term memories. You hung me from the highest branch. No. NO. I have PTSD.”
Such short-term memories. You hung me from the highest branch. No. NO. I have PTSD.
— David "Vahn" Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) January 5, 2020
He is referencing the sheer amount of hate directed at him from the last time a Black Ops entry made the bold decision to implement them.
It would make sense to keep the next entry grounded, particularly in light of Modern Warfare’s wonders – a game which takes the crown for being the most-played in the series’ modern history.
It is not confirmed Treyarch’s next endeavour will be Black Ops 5, though the current general consensus suggests this is the likeliest title.
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