The Call of Duty franchise chops and changes between three studios to develop annual titles. 2021's Vanguard was created by Sledgehammer Games and with Treyarch still pushing content for Black Ops Cold War, there's only one name remaining.
Following the reveal of Modern Warfare 2, the focus of players is already turning to the sequel of 2019's Modern Warfare after losing interest in Vanguard. Information on the single-player campaign is out in the open alongside intel on a brand-new AI.
As expected, many are looking for information on the Modern Warfare 2 developer. With that said, find out which studio is leading development along with other studios lending a hand.
Who Is Developing Modern Warfare 2?
As with all titles in the Modern Warfare series, Infinity Ward is leading the development of Modern Warfare 2.
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Known for introducing genre-defining multiplayer in Call of Duty 4 and the hugely popular Gunfight mode in 2019's Modern Warfare, the studio often delivers a solid multiplayer along with a blockbuster campaign.
With various modes launching, Infinity Ward can't do it all. Instead, Activision's range of studios are supporting the developer create the next chapter in the Modern Warfare storyline. But which studios are helping? Here's a full list of studios working on the game:
- Infinity Ward - Los Angeles, Mexico, Poland, Texas
- Raven Software
- Toys for Bob
- Sledgehammer Games
- High Moon Studios
- Activision Shanghai
Certain studios are working on various parts of Modern Warfare 2. Like Vanguard, there's a high chance of Treyarch working on Ranked Play which would be the first time a Modern Warfare game has contained such a mode.
Modern Warfare 2 Release Date
Modern Warfare 2 will launch across the world on October 28, 2022. The game is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms.
It's likely the other studios are assisting with the campaign and multiplayer given the vast scale of the two main modes.
That's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 developer and the studios assisting with development. For more, check out our page for the latest news, leaks, and guides.