We haven’t seen seen the full release of Call of Duty: WWII yet, and already we are seeing hints of what next year’s installment in the long-running series could entail.
Keeping up with Activision’s rotating development teams, Treyarch Studios will be taking the helm for next year’s Call of Duty game. And thanks to a job listing for a Systems Designer on the developer’s website, we may have our first indication that Call of Duty is heading back to modern warfare.
Specifically, the job listing calls for someone with a “deep knowledge base of firearms and modern military technology,” suggesting a return to modern warfare.
Call of Duty had been heading further and further into the futuristic warfare setting, culminating with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Following slumping sales and fan criticism, however, Activision decided to return to its roots with this year’s Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games.
It’s worth noting that Treyarch Studios has yet to develop a Call of Duty game that takes place in a modern setting. They’ve covered World War I, the Vietnam War, and the future with Black Ops III.
If this job listing does mean that we’re heading back to modern times, it would be the first Call of Duty in a modern setting since 2011’s Modern Warfare 3.