Activision employing 300 for Black Ops II
Latest Call of Duty title currently in development at Treyarch with 250 studio employees and 50 contractors and testers.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is being built by 300 people, Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia told VentureBeat recently. Of the 300 working on the game, 250 are Treyarch employees, with the remainder contractors and test teams.
Black Ops II was officially announced last night after months of speculation. It is due out on November 13 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC and is the follow-up to 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which remains the best-selling Call of Duty game to date at more than 25 million units sold.
Black Ops II will feature a campaign split in two. One half of the adventure will pick up immediately following the events of the original Black Ops, with players following the journey of Frank Woods. The other half of the campaign begins in the year 2025, a time when advanced weapon technologies rule supreme.
For more on what's new in Black Ops II, check out GameSpot's just-published Five Biggest Surprises About Call of Duty: Black Ops II preview feature.