For now, a large majority of Call of Duty hype is centered around the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII and its glorious return to old-school form after the polarizing reception that “futuristic” games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare received. However, if a recent Treyarch job listing is to be believed, next year’s Call of Duty game might advance the timeline yet again into the modern era.
Treyarch, the development studio behind Call of Duty’s highly lauded Black Ops trilogy, is on deck to release next year’s Call of Duty game, and this recent job posting for a systems engineer that Treyarch put up suggests that 2018’s Call of Duty title will feature “modern military technology.” Funnily enough, Treyarch has never technically made a Call of Duty game set in the current modern period. Its first game, Call of Duty: World at War and the first Black Ops game were set in the past, while both Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3 skipped way ahead and went straight into the future.
We likely won’t get a formal announcement of Treyarch’s 2018 Call of Duty game for many months to come, but it’s interesting to at least speculate on the possibility that we might soon be playing a new Call of Duty title set in the same time period as Infinity Ward’s beloved Modern Warfare trilogy.