Treyarch: Over 300 Staffers Working on Black Ops 2

May 2, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

Activision and the team at Treyarch aren’t messing around with their next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, as Black Ops 2 is confirmed to have over 300 people working on the game.

In an interview with VentureBeat, studio head Mark Lamia made it clear that Treyarch’s next title isn’t simply going to be a cash in on the Call of Duty name, confirming that “there’s over 250 people at Treyarch, but there’s over 300 people working on the project”, including testers and contractors. He then went on to elaborate on the team’s efforts, ensuring gamers that both the single player and multiplayer are “pretty big and ambitious,” adding that yes, “they really are creating another game with the Zombies there.”

As far was working with other developers for help, Treyarch didn’t hide the fact that they often collaborate with the other Call of Duty teams.

We actually do open up anything from our side that they can have access to, but they have their own team with their own creative work. Whether it’s inside of the Call of Duty franchise or, frankly, some other area of essential technology or whatever other area – if there are things that teams can access or leverage, then they do.

For example, the facial rig and the performance capture was something that we worked with Activision’s central technology team on quite a bit. There’s a lot of learnings there that can be applied to other teams.

Black Ops 2 made its big trailer debut last night. If you haven’t already seen it, head over here and check it out. Then let us know what you think in the comments below.