Activision is shifting one of its companies, Toys For Bob, to support the third season of Warzone in Call of Duty and has laid off an unknown number of the company’s staff.
Announcing through Twitter, the company made it public that it will be moving toward the battle royale mode.
— Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) April 29, 2021
A contract worker who was a part of character designing for Crash 4, Nicholas Kole, gave some insight on Twitter. He spoke about how it’s an “end of an era” and wished his ex-colleagues the best of luck. One user commented about how they are “happy that the team is still getting [to] work at all.” Kole responded about how the people he worked closest to will no longer be at the studio.
Same! Altho everyone I interfaced with and worked along was let go, I’m very glad it’s not a totally shuttering
— Nicholas Kole (@FromHappyRock) April 30, 2021
Toys For Bob is a California-based studio founded in 1989. Its name became prominent in 2018 with two remastered releases, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The success continued with 2020’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Activision has continuously moved studios to work on Call of Duty, with Toys For Bob being the latest. The decision makes every company under this umbrella to be working on juggernaut shooter, which releases every year. Kotaku broke it down if you want to see what developers do for the franchise and what those teams used to do before getting shifted over.
The season brings in a lot of new content to players. Three new operators, six new weapons, and four maps only scratch the surface of what has been delivered. If you are a Warzone player and have not touched the new content, you can check out the patch notes to see what is new.
What do you think about Toys For Bob working on Call of Duty now? How do you feel that all of these developers now work on the franchise? Let us know in the comments.