Future Spider-Man games from Activision are going to be developed with Beenox in the lead development role, a vote of confidence in the studio responsible for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and a sign that Treyarch may now the official full-time developer for the Call of Duty franchise.
Treyarch had been an on-again, off-again Spider-Man developer while it tag-teamed the Call of Duty franchise with Infinity Ward. Since the fallout between Infinity Ward’s leaders and Activision, however, rumors have speculated that Treyarch would move full-time into Call of Duty development, particularly after the success of Call of Duty Black Ops.
Beenox saw great success with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, one of the most highly rated Spider-Man titles to date, so Activision’s decision to put them at the helm for future Spidey games isn’t entirely surprising.
“We can’t wait to see where this talented studio will take this franchise in the future,” said Patrick Kelly, Senior Vice President of Activision Studios, in a statement.
Beenox, founded 10 years ago, is located in Quebec City, Canada, and has been part of the Activision stable of developers since 2005. Beenox now has a team of more than 170 employees, all of whom are now “dedicated to making the best Spider-Man games of all time.”
“Beenox has done a tremendous job showcasing the essence of Spider-Man while pushing new creative boundaries with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions,” said Todd Jefferson, Director of Games for Marvel Entertainment’s Global Digital Media Group. “We look forward to working with Beenox on creating new Spider-Man game experiences.”