Treyarch’s Studio Head Mark Lamia spoke today at the D.I.C.E keynote in Las Vegas about the development process behind Call of Duty’s now-famous zombies mode. Lamia says that zombies mode shouldn’t exist because of development timing/planning.

“Call Of Duty Zombies shouldn’t exist,” he said, describing that the team had come up with the project, secretly, right when Treyarch needed to be focused on Call Of Duty: World At War.

“It was a really turbulent time in the studio’s history, as we were evolving and changing our identity and our cultures were clashing and blending on an incredibly short and demanding Call Of Duty development cycle. World At War would be our first shot at a two year development cycle in the franchise and up until this point I think it’s safe to to say we were still struggling to find our voice and establish our identity inside the franchise, despite the experience on the team it’s fair to say we still lacked a bit of confidence.”

Lamia talked about how the team was behind schedule on World at War, that he had the responsibility, as Studio Head, of making sure he had to deliver to Activision and business partners. He also states that the zombies project was not green lit by higher ups, and that some people thought it wasn’t a good idea.

“We’ve got a tough development, the team is working with new technology, we’re behind schedule, the team is crunched, late stage innovation, unapproved, unplanned, unscheduled, definitely un-greenlit work,” he summarized.

“Some people in the franchise leadership were totally opposed to zombies and a zombies mode, and they thought it would be a disgrace to the franchise.”

He, however, concludes that he did make the call to let it happen, and see where it would go – and now it’s staple to Call of Duty.

“As a studio head I was ultimately responsible for delivering to our publishing and our business partners. The classic management, the right thing, the reasonable thing to do would have to just insist that the team stop getting distracted, focus of delivering what we were already signed up for and what we were already behind on delivering.”

“And there were some inside the leadership of the studio felt that I needed to make that decision right then or totally jeopardize the development. I almost did, in what would have certainly been one of the biggest mistakes of my career.”

“We made the right choice to follow the fun, follow the passion and bet on a dedicated team.”

SOURCE: D.I.C.E Presentation via GiBiz

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  • jordanxbrookes

    It was great to see Mark Lamia again. I may not be a huge Zombies fan, but I am definitely glad Call of Duty has it.

    • chris

      You’re so fat. I bet when you rage, your body jiggles.

      • jordanxbrookes

        You’re so original bro.

        • Guest

          How much do you actually weigh? I feel like these are just rumors.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Why do you feel the need to know that?

          • MichiganerE

            He’s probably horny and wants to fap to something ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • jordanxbrookes

            Probably.

          • SolidSnake

            Oh you got me man 🙁 Problem is I like finding women in bars after they’ve had at least 4 shots so they won’t know how ugly I am and I don’t have to work as hard. But since Nov 2014 I only meet sober girls and it’s so much more difficult for me and it’s not fair I mean I’m just a casual guy looking to bust a few nuts, I shouldn’t have to work to have a false sense of ego. Maybe Jordan will let me fuck one of his fat rolls tho.

          • You honestly sound really immature. Maybe something happened in your life so you feel the need to pick on other people and bring them down with you? Who knows, all I know is that whether he is fat or not, I rather speak with him than you. You sound uneducated and unappreciative. You know in the real world, if you ever become an adult (which I don’t see happening) people would rather talk to Jordan than you. You’ll find yourself sitting home alone every night wondering where you went wrong, while Jordan is out making $$ and friends 🙂 So keep making fun of someone and potentially hurting them, karma will be a b*tch to you 🙂

          • SolidSnake

            How can you gauge if someone is uneducated from the internet? Did you literally read through every word looking for a misplaced comma, misused homophone or starting a sentence with but? Aka what people that don’t have a comeback do on the internet so they can disregard the rest of the comment and focus on the grammar as if it matters. Luckily I speak well and spell correctly so you can’t do that. So instead you try and play internet psychic and tell me my entire life I was picked on or I wasn’t loved enough. I’m sure if you thought I was black or a woman you’d just call me a slur next? Karma isn’t going to get me for calling some nerd on the internet fat? So if you’re upset I was talking trash to your boyfriend aka the fat youtuber who admits he wants to play trash players to do well on a video game then I am sorry. Just don’t imply I’m uneducated and try to play internet psychic because you know less about me than I actually know about your bf Jordan. I didn’t call him a loser or anything just fat. I’m sorry should I say big boned? Let me know if I spelled anything incorrectly and after that let me know when you work so I can go pork your girlfriend well assuming Jordan allows you to have one.

          • SolidSnake

            And if my life is going to be sitting home alone wondering what went wrong because I called out this fraud of a COD player than Karma is seriously more effed up than SHG. I’d think the fact that I got soda instead of water back in middle school would send me on my way to doom faster. Actually Jordan is the man, a COD beast and not a bitch for wanting to play bad players so he can make $15 a week on Youtube. Now since I said something good on the internet surely my karma will now be an invitation to the Playboy mansion, because that’s how karma works. Yep.

          • MichiganerE

            “Amazing story 10/10 would feel again” – IGN

          • SolidSnake

            Some of us understand you. Your fat ass led a good life before SBMM because at least then you could beat up on noobs and feel good about yourself but SHG took that away from you. Now you have to sweat even more than your fat ass did whenever you had to bend over and pick up those crumbs from all the donuts you eat. Please SHG remove SBMM so this fat phuck can feel like he is actually good again.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Do you feel better now?

          • SolidSnake

            I’ll feel better if you let me use your segway this weekend you fat fuck. If you’re going to be a below average COD on YT at least be entertaining.

          • ScOott

            Lmao who cares … What does it matter ? Where all here to talk about cod this ain’t a woman’s magazine … These people who are doing this are just bad trolls n have something seriously wrong in their heads to be obsessed with one person like this he can’t write a simple comment without these idiots … N because I’ve said this they will start on me in article or two but I don’t care they need to get out of here …

          • xQuvl

            Amen to that bro!

      • Drasadex

        Lmao

  • VVFZ

    Sure, you may have struggled to find your voice, but you’ve now established yourselves as the best development team in the Call of Duty franchise. And Zombies is the best co-op mode in COD history. So good, in fact, that Sledgehammer had to implement it because their game wasn’t raking in enough cash.

    We are eagerly awaiting World at War 2, or whatever game you publish next.

    • Daniel

      SHG is the best.
      But Iove trollarch more.
      Its not world at war 2
      Its not even set during a world war, they teased a wall weapon from their next game and that shit is atleast from the 90’s

      • Xecho

        When did they?

      • Black Ops 2 had origins in which 115 brought futuristic weapons into the past so WaW2 could still happen.

        • Daniel

          No way
          Origins had 2025 weapons just because the consoles wouldnt handle a shit load of new Ww2 weapons, and treyarch wouldnt craft them just for one dlc map.
          The only reason origins is set in ww1 is because ww2 had nazis, and they wouldnt be able to sell it in germany, but they had to bring fan favourites like the mp40 back

          • MichiganerE

            Zombies also has time loops, which explains why WW2, modern and futuristic weapons are possible in a WW1 setting.

          • well, Wolfenstein the new order has nazis yet it was sold in Germany

          • yes, but they used 115 as an excuse to have the future’s weapons. I am not for or against WaW 2, I’m not bothered what they bring out. I’m just saying you’re incorrect with the statement “It’s not WaW 2” – it may happen, it may not – too early to tell.

    • ScOott

      Don’t get your hopes up 4 world war 2

      • AWKing

        Why?

        • It’s not coming.

        • ScOott

          I seen David vondahas little message thing a few weeks ago and it said something like a proud future and modern game designer …(and it was recently changed to that) then I’ve seen other people on here say one of the guns Are not from that era … And plus I’ve said it before I think they will save world at wor for iw so people will go back to them

          • AWKing

            Yeah, hadn’t thought of that. If it’s Ghosts 2 the Call of Duty franchise will just tank in one year.

          • Joel Koegins

            Excuse me? Ghost 2? Infinity ward is in charge of that shitty game. Not Treyarch.

          • AWKing

            I’m saying IW might be the one making WW2, because no one would buy ghosts 2.

          • Sergio Valenciano

            dude, first treyarch and iw are rivals, treyarch won´t help iw in sales, they don´t wan´t people to go back to iw, second waw was so good only treyarch is allowed to create another one, besides iw is probably working on ghosts 2, and third waw is part of the black ops series so iw ward can´t touch it just like treyarch can´t touch modern warfare or ghosts

          • ScOott

            I ment just an old school war game not WaW but some other historic war.. Plus all three companies are on the same side, each one wants cod to succeed.. Example treyarch let SH take the pick ten system and improve it.. The more people they can keep intrested in cod, the more people that will buy their game..

    • Overw4tch

      Fans were shouting out loud for a zombie like coop mode in COD AW. Now, there is one, and these wankers like VVFZ bash it that it is a rip off or so that the game can get more money or audience. Zombies won’t eat people like you coz you don’t have braiiiiinnnnnss….

      • VVFZ

        Obviously not bashing Sledgehammer for implementing Zombies, it’s a good mode. Please clarify where exactly I bashed SHG or Zombies? It’s just a fact; if they originally planned to put Zombies in the game, it wouldn’t have been in the DLC, it would’ve came standard with the game. They heard everyone rage about how shitty survival was and they saw the pre order numbers wayyy down, so the brought in Zombies (which doesn’t take as long to make as you might think, a few months really.) Hence the reason why the AW exo-Zombies map is so small, they had to throw something together so they could bring in enough money.

        The truth is that they had to create it late in the dev cycle and sell it through DLC instead of standard because pre-orders were down and they weren’t making enough money.

      • Super0293

        He didn’t bash Sledgehammer at all mate, all he did was praise CoD Zombies you moron.

      • enixnero

        SHG did pull a giant dick move though, I mean, having to pay just to play Exo Zombies??
        The only reason I buy CoD games is to play with my friends, usually zombies, and after already breaking my budget to buy it I have to break it further to even play one of the only reasons I own the game to begin with? I call bullshit, way to drop the ball SHG and IW, perhaps rename the game CoD: PayWall

        • TheGuest

          Actually on cod aw, at the end of exo survival the last round is zombies it is in fact the zombies from the outbreak video in the Exo zombies mode as to why the is a helicopter crash because the characters from the helicopter crash are the ones picked up by that helicopter at the end of Exo survival the first map for exo zombies is actually at the end of Exo survival that’s the start of Exo zombies there for the dlcs where planned, know your shit and play the whole game before you make statements that are false, p.s. I’m also led to believe treyarch had helped SH to make the rest of the exo zombies mode, that’s why the first map was at the end of Exo survival SH hadn’t made a zombies map yet, but SH did put in a lot of work that’s why some of the stuff from bo1-2-3 where changed eg. 3d printer etc. same as why you have the Exo suit that’s an SH trait the mutual help is most likely why bo3 zombies map der eisndrech there is the pyrimid room which allows Exo movements for periods of time, again I’m only led to believe this I don’t know if it’s a 100% true but I believe it, my point is why hate on a company for whatever when neither company even hates on each other they are both owned by activition they wouldn’t care they both get paid by the same person to make video games haha I’m done, no love, ls1 I am the guest, xo.

    • jordanxbrookes

      It won’t be World At War 2.

      • VVFZ

        That’s not the point of my comment. We’re eagerly waiting for the next COD installment they publish this November.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Of course we are, most of us are tired of AW’s bullshit. Just saying it won’t be World At War 2.

          • Jim

            and it wont be BO3..

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            We don’t know that, yet. World at War 2 isn’t happening because Black Ops is World at War 2 and BO2 is World at War 3.

          • MichiganerE

            They could be making a prequel to World at War.

          • babydangy

            What WW1?

          • MichiganerE

            No, have it take place from 1939 – 1943. WaW took place in the years of 1942, 1944 and 1945.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            That’s still possible. But I think it’ll be a new CoD with a new story overall.

          • MichiganerE

            So do what IW and SHG did? That makes sense considering that it’s still a “new” gen of consoles for the time being.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Did you hear about the leaks on BiblicalReaper’s channel? I hope they’re true.

          • MichiganerE

            Nope, i’ll go check it out.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]
          • MichiganerE

            Nice.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            What do you think? Real or fake?

          • MichiganerE

            I’m not gonna say. All these things sound great, but it could all be fake… yet, it could all be real. We’ll just have to wait and see.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Activision called it the best game in the series, that’s quite a lot of big talk. From the leak, it sounds awesome.

          • MichiganerE

            They say that about every CoD game that comes out.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Probably true lol. Curse Bobby Kotick and Eric Hirshberg.

          • MichiganerE

            Probably? It is true.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I don’t have much proof that they say that. I remember them saying that about Advanced Warfare. Don’t know about Ghosts.

          • MichiganerE

            They’ve been saying the same shit since MW3.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Haha now I remember.

          • babydangy

            How is Black Ops WaW 2 and BO2 WaW 3? That is the dumbest thing I have ever read and there’s a guy that said they could be making a prequel to WaW.

          • Awireway

            Well yeah blackops continued on a little bit of story and characters from WaW. So yes it was a sequel but using Mason as a way to make a hole new story. WWI isn’t to bad of a idea but I do feel we need to step in a more original Idea. Maybe a alternate timeline like Wolfenstein where the nazis won WWII.

          • Bo2 is WAW2 because BO1 continued WAW with having characters like Victor Reznov, due to him, BO1 is a continuation of WAW, and BO2 has Victor in it too, so it’s waw3.

            Call it stupid if you want, it’s a fact you can’t change.

          • Joel Koegins

            Opinion, not factual at all. They call it a sequel, not a numerical order of games pertaining to the series developed by the company. Since you said “is”, you’re basically saying it’s officially the same title, which obviously is not. And it’s Vitkor not Victor.

          • Joel Koegins

            C’mon man, you’re speaking out of contexts, how do you even compute?!

          • ??

          • Joel Koegins

            What? Can you not understand my language? Hmmmm? In denial or what?

          • I just have no idea what you’re talking about.

          • Joel Koegins

            Because you’re still young. Nevermind what i said to you.

          • Still young? You don’t even know my age. I’m confused about what you’re saying to me, you don’t have to say ” lol ur kid xDDDD u wil lern l8r ” because you make no sense.

          • Guest

            Then you’re stupid as hell,.

          • Yep, if you aren’t going to explain yourself than I’m done with you.

          • Guest

            You can’t take criticism can you? Honestly, you need to stop being in denial, you’re not perfect.

          • Can’t take criticism? Not perfect? lmao wtf are you talking about?

          • Joel Koegins

            wow, at this point you’re just trolling me. you only reading the parts that have nothing to do with my statement. I’m done with you, why didn’t you read my statement about me proving you wrong about YOU saying that “BLACK OPS 2 is WW3”? You’re indubitably skimming my statement.

          • Joel Koegins

            I already clarified on my other post to you, citing on your opinion.

          • Joel Koegins

            “Bo2 is WAW2 because BO1 continued WAW with having characters like Victor Reznov, due to him, BO1 is a continuation of WAW, and BO2 has Victor in it too, so it’s waw3.
            Call it stupid if you want, it’s a fact you can’t change.”

            Like i said, it doesn’t pertain to the same titile as WORLD WAR, they’re just sequel alright? There, i simplified my statement for you.

          • It’s still a sequel, i mean give me any proof agaisnt it.

          • Joel Koegins

            World at war is 1945 on World war 2 setting, Black ops is 1963 during Jfk presidential ( Start of Cold War era) , and Black ops 2 is 2025 ( the future) , and the flashbacks were 1985 (Near the End of Cold war). Simple,SEQUELS are a follow up of stories that have a DIRECT RELATION to the series. World at war 3 would not be Black ops 2,that’s like saying a tomato is a vegetable which isn’t. They’re just different timelines.

          • BO part of treyarch’s games is a continuation of the WAW universe, why can’t you get that?

          • Joel Koegins

            OMG, did you not read my previous post?Clearly i said that it’s a sequel, DON’T YOU KNOW THAT “SEQUEL” and “CONTINUATION” have the same meaning?You’re not reading carefully, if you want to learn your mistakes , you best take criticism from an adult, you’re still incompetent to comprehend.

          • Joel Koegins

            The whole time,i’m telling you thatBLACK OPS 2is not WW3. If YOU READ YOUR FIRST POST,YOU SAID THAT BLACK OPS2 is WW3. It isn’t, and here i was trying to explain it in a concise way, but no, you just won’t listen.Why don’t you google it then, and show factual evidence.

          • Alright, you didn’t get my point from the very start and you’re getting angry from it guessing by the 3 or 4 responses per 1 of my reply. We’re done here.

          • Joel Koegins

            Then please, by all means Google YOUR supposedly “FACT THAT CAN’t BE CHANGED” damn i swear your I.Q is horrendous; Good luck, i wish the best for you kiddo.

          • Joel Koegins

            I did, why do you think i send that long paragraph about a DIRECT RELATION in the series( continuation and sequel have the same meaning !)I said that the first time, then all of a sudden you agreed on how they’re all sequels,then you asked proof which i did, and now you’re saying that i am the one speaking out of contexts when you’re the one making false accusation. Clearly , you need to check your definition of words my boy. Remember, this, i proved you wrong in the very end. Black ops 2 IS NOT WORLD WAR 3! That is the most incompetent theory i have ever heard.

          • Joel Koegins

            I ALREADY KNOW THAT! I said that the first time.

          • Joel Koegins

            Look, i already have a degree and a job in computer science, do you really doubt me?

          • What does any of that have to do with this?

          • Joel Koegins

            No, i wasn’t angry at all, lol, that was the bold text to get your attention since i knew you were ignoring my statements.

          • Joel Koegins

            I say that, because you’re still refusing to not let go of the fact that you think “Bo2 is WAW2 because BO1 continued WAW with having characters like Victor Reznov, due to him, BO1 is a continuation of WAW, and BO2” really?….they’re just spin offs, and sequels, learn your meanings kiddo. Also, your grammar is awful, i was correcting you on the “is” part because you believe that BO2 is WAW 2! Still, any age between 1-18, we still call you kids. Man, what do public schools do to you?

          • Joel Koegins

            When did i say ” lol because you’re a kid?!” i’m a sophisticated person, i wouldn’t mock you for your age unless you were ridiculing me instead.

          • Joel Koegins

            ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

          • Joel Koegins

            It’s like you don’t want to be proved wrong. Kid , learn your ,mistakes , otherwise others will criticize you for your intolerant wording. Did your parents not teach you about Building character? You definitely need to read more. Quit skimming my paragraphs.You admit that Black ops 2 isn’t World war 3 correct?

          • Because instead of saying it in one paragraph you give me 6 different replies.

            And I’m skimming it because I don’t even care as much anymore, you’ve insulted me and called me kid multiple times and it’s to the point were I give up arguing with you and I’ll let you think the way you think, because you’ve downgraded the situation into insults, spam and hate.

          • Joel Koegins

            Whatever hypocrite, just remember that Black ops 2 isn’t WW3, that’s a stupid opinion of yours, when you said it was a fact.

          • Joel Koegins

            Liar, i never insulted you, now you’re just framing me for at fault.Don’t even try to make things up, that intolerant.Like i said, learn your meanings.

          • Joel Koegins

            I knew you were skimmiing my paragraphs, that’s why you didn’t get my point.

          • Joel Koegins

            Why do you persist? When you were wrong the whole time? Listen, you need to learn your mistakes, otherwise nobody will hire you when you try to get a job.

          • Joel Koegins

            Blackops 2 ISN’T WW3! I’m done with your incompetency, i’m blocking you, i hope you learn someday kiddo. Peace.

          • Haha, I don’t care.
            Let me tell you the truth because you just don’t get it.

            I don’t fucking care.

            You’re the one who took one post, turned it into into a 2 week long arguement and then not devolved it into insults
            ( even tried deleting one calling me stupid ” stupid as fuck “, lmao ) and childish crying, giving me 16 replies when I gave 8, and when I get tired of it, you immediately go into
            ” lmao ur wrong kiddie ur never gun get a job also ur blocked xDDD ”
            For litteraly no reason.

            To tell you the truth, you need to grow some fucking balls, get a girlfriend and shut the fuck up.

            YOU are a ignorant, stubborn peristant peice of shit who cant handle a debate without immediately going into insults and spam.

            And for the record, black ops 2 IS WW3, and no matter how many childish screams of posts you will give me, I will never change how I think.

            And I know because my opinion, your jimmies will be rustled on a unchartable scale that will be smelled on a globally.

            I can hear you smashing your keyboard while crying too, how sad.

            I gueninly wish I didn’t have to fall to your level and resort to what you do to get my point out, but your thick skull and childish demeanor doesn’t seem to get it.

            And because of you, the anti-jxb ” shit posting guests, and the mods not doing anything about the unacceptable behavior here, I really am going to have a take a really, really long break from this site until it stops being a playground full of idiots like you.

            toodles 🙂

          • Sergio Valenciano

            It´s not a fact is like saying ghosts is MW4, no, BO1 continues characters from WaW, but BO2 doesn´t, the whole series of treyarch are connected but they don´t have the same titles, maybe there´s a WaW2 in a future and will be the fifth game of the treyarch series

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            How is that dumb? Black Ops 1 continues the story of World at War and Black Ops 2 continues the story of Black Ops 1. It’s fact.

          • I feel they continuing cod3, so they can do a WW game without having to mess up the black ops franchise.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I can see that. Did you hear about the new leaks on BiblicalReaper’s video?

          • No, I havent. Where are they?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]
          • After watching the entire video, I refuse to beleive it. Everything I want in a call of duty was said in that video ( thank Jesus for the intervention ) and its FAR too good to be true. If this is real treyarch has far surpassed SHG and IW and has redeemed their accident that was Lsat Ops 2

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Yeah, take it with a grain of salt. But I agree. It sounds quite impressive and Treyarch will be redeemed.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Like Reaper said, it’s from the same guy who had the screenshot for BO2. Crazy.

            And here is Mark Lamia’s Zombie Presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdkb6rFZsNg

            Vonderhaar said that there were around 30 clues for something… Like their next game? Off the bat, I heard “Modern Era”, “World War II”, etc.

          • Rob Shepherd

            Wrong it was during the cold war. http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Cold_War

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Black Ops 1 continued the story of World at War. Did you not notice Dimitri and Reznov?

          • Mario Bélanger

            If so im hoping Treyarch is gonna put a new project on their desk for a dev cycle for many years .

          • People, Look Things Up!

            please explain to me how that made ANY sense? BO1 is the Cold War Era… BO2 is Near-Future, neither of these have any relations to World at War….?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            … Do I have to spell it out for you? Black Ops 1 continues the World at War story, hell, it even has World War II missions. It’s factually a sequel.

          • People, Look Things Up!

            Not at all ? they don’t even use the same characters, please tell me, Uncharted, Uncharted 2, same character Nathan Drake, that’s a sequel, Infamous and Infamous 2, both have Cole MacGrath, if that’s your interpretation of the game, then BO2 is a sequel to MW3 just because they both have a Scar-H in them ? you’re honestly so stupid! If it was a sequel it would be World at War 2, not Black Ops, they have no relation,

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You’re an idiot…

            So Reznov wasn’t in Black Ops 1? Dimitri wasn’t in Black Ops 1? The entire game was effected by World at War, hell, it even has a World War II mission, as I believe I stated. It’s factually a sequel.

            *facepalm* it is a direct sequel. There can’t be a World at War II as a sequel to World at War I because the game ended when the war ended… Get over it, Black Ops 1 is a sequel.

          • Joel Koegins

            Yes, you’re right indeed, goodness, i’m glad you understand.

          • Sergio Valenciano

            Not true, black ops series is WaW, BO, BO2, BO3 and in some future maybe WaW2

          • zombiefreak935

            Yeah,I dont see how they could do that.

          • VVFZ

            You’re tired of AW because of the skill gap, it won’t let you hold a 1 KD. I’ve seen you rage in your videos, which you shouldn’t be doing since YOU are the one that induces rage in others because you camp so much.

            FYI: Uploading gameplay of old CODs because you suck at the current one will get you close to no views. Stick to the current game. Nobody wants to see you play BO1 if you’re gonna sit in corners and die 15 times.

          • zombiefreak935

            Maybe he has more fun playing the older cods.I have nothing against aw but if i could relive mw2 or bo1 instead of having aw i would do it.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I do, hence why I went back to the older CoDs. Fun > Skill.

          • Mr Doge

            Lol burn

          • Jerry D’Erasmo

            Skill gap? What skill gap? The games connections are terrible, hit detection is a franchise worst and a games engine that was copy and pasted directly from Vonderhaar’s desk. Skill gap? No. The game is just dreadful

          • spartanelite

            The words that shall not be said on Ci skill gap that one and people say what you just said about basically every Cod to date

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            HEY JD. Totally agree. Advanced Warfare is abysmal in its current state.

          • Sergio Valenciano

            totally agree AW in my opinion is worst thing ever happened to cod, only one dlc was been almost good, and zombies is a bad copy paste of treyarch´s zombies but with exos

          • jordanxbrookes

            Not just me, LOTS of people are tired of AW’s bullshit. I’m happy is you find AW “fun”. And I only sit in corners if I know an enemy is going to run past me, but most of the time I’m constantly moving. And I camp? Just because I stay in a room because I know I am one off my Blackbird doesn’t mean I’m a full time camper lmao.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Call of Duty is a casual game. Whether somebody sucks or not shouldn’t matter to you.

          • DEMOLITION12

            if somebody says a cod game is bad they are shit at it for sure

          • HenryDF

            “most of us”

            pfft.

      • zombiefreak935

        He said whatever game you publish next.

        • ScOott

          He edited that bit in it was just world at war 2 at first or I wouldn’t have made my own comment

    • waveRaiin

      I am a huge Treyarch fan and I know, not think, know they can pull this off. I’m dying for another Treyarch style WW, WW2, or Cold War game. But I know if they didn’t decide to go old school and did decide to keep it futuristic with BO3 that it will still be boss and own IW and SH.

  • TheGamerBeast

    the teasing from treyarch right now is REAL, i feel like this years Zombies from treyarch is going to be SICK, because it’s there first 3 years Development and they know that Zombies is a MUST

    • Daniel

      Hope its not like bo2 zombies.
      Bo2 zombies sucked besides origins and motd

      • MichiganerE

        Zombies was good in BO2, but it had flaws, no doubt about that. TranZit sucked, Nuketown was okay, Die Rise sucked, Buried was good and MotD and Origins were amazing.

      • PoppyMelt

        Nuketown and Buried were fun. Die Rise was a decent map. Tranzit was the only map I didn’t enjoy playing.

      • kplem

        it was mainly the characters, they seemed so lame as well as zombies felt PG compared to the gorefest in WAW and a bit less gory BO1. the noises in WAW were brutal and violent which i liked, BO2 just sounded ever so childish and MOTD sure as brought the violence back to a degree as well as the story to the characters (MOTD characters are by far the best). origins has to be the most detailed map and it is up there as my favourite.

  • Max Martinez

    Anyone have a link to where I can watch a replay of the conference?

  • Diego Diniz

    I agree! The Community ask fot that and they did it, but I dont like this “Zombie Wave”. Its Call of Duty guys, if you like Zombies, go play Resident Evil, The Last of us etc etc etc. I miss CODs like COD4 and MW2…

    • Max Martinez

      Ok…it’s not like it effects the multiplayer.

    • Daniel

      I hate to offend someone, but
      Fuck you.
      Go play CS or Battlefield them, I only got most CoDs because of zombies, and zombies doesnt affect the MP portion of the game at all
      It just improves it

    • Juses

      Zombies was in cod before mw2

  • NeO JD

    Gained more respect for Mark after hearing that. Treyarch went from being green to being the best COD devs with my favorite entries in the COD timeline and I can’t picture them without Zombies ever being in the mix. Although, I didn’t like the changes to Zombies in Black Ops 2 over the originals, so I’m hoping the next installment takes it back to that same vibe.

    • kplem

      they were never the best the reason they are the best now is because there is no competition, their competition is IW and the worst sledgehammer. treyarch always copied the IW from COD 1,2,4 MW2 but since they left they are now the best which isnt saying as much.

  • Kill Denied

    Now it’s one of the greatest secondary modes. Without Zombies there wouldn’t be Spec Ops, Survival, Extinction and Exo Zombies.

    • Daniel

      Now people buy the game just 4 it (a.k.a me)

  • Harrison King

    I’ve always found the backstory behind the first development of zombies in World at War very interesting. To know that they were a little weary of putting zombies into the game baffles my mind since now it’s a huge hit to almost every COD player. It’s so cool to think some of the developers were creating the zombie mode undercover and than Lamia saw it and put it into the gaming not even knowing where it would go. Even though COD: AW has Exo-Zombies, Treyarch will always have the best zombies to date no matter what.

  • Spodermen

    zambies

    • FazalGaming

      sik spolung m8

      • Spodermen

        i now

    • AWKing

      I just wunt an spodermen moode in cal uv dooty

      • Spodermen

        mee tooo

        • AWKing

          Wi cood shut webz lik da reel spoderman

  • Dr. Salim

    #BringBackCoopCampaign2015.

    • MichiganerE

      Yes!

    • Michael

      I love it how waw had co op campaign and zombies. So yes please bring that back!!!!! ???

    • zack

      Say what you want about WaW multiplayer but the campaign was the best ive ever played. Only thing advanced warfare has is graphics. The hover tank mission is pretty bad*** thats about it in advanced warfare.

  • matt

    I was a bit disappointed with the talk. I wasn’t expecting anything on the new game, but it was all things we’ve already heard before. I was hoping we might see some of the maps in their earlier builds and how they evolve the maps as they make them. Then maybe how they go about making the main easter egg, ideas they didn’t use for wonder weapons. Maybe even something like showing the Paris map that was changed quite late on to become “moon”.

  • lol

    Just wandering why they are not allowed to do nazi zombies due to germay banning it? Why is Germany so against it?

    • GinsuVictim

      Nothing Nazi related is allowed in Germany.

    • SoulTaker

      They want nothing to do with their past.

    • PoppyMelt

      Black Ops 1 and 2 you didn’t fight Nazi Zombies. Kino was the only map in Germany and it took place after the Nazis were gone.

    • DEMOLITION12

      theyve been brainwashed into hating their greatest leader

  • Myke Fletcher

    They should just make an entire game that is Call of Duty Zombies. Still have co op and multi but just make the campaign a story based around zombies. People will buy it.

    • RdJokr

      That would just alienate a large portion of the fan base who don’t like Zombies. How would you build a multiplayer game around zombies?

      • jooker-jr

        FEEL THE ZOMBIE, BE THE ZOMBIE… for 59.99

        • FazalGaming

          Super Zombie Edition for 89.99 where you can choose custom zombie sounds

          • jooker-jr

            100.99 to choose to choose different boots.

          • $199.99 for a pass that insta-magically tells you “You get 4 DLCs with a weapon”, And only get one weapon

      • Myke Fletcher

        I’m saying the multiplayer would be the standard COD mp. Anyone that doesn’t like zombies can just play mp.

  • Ryumoau

    i missed the presentation. i hope the Call of Duty Youtube channel posts the keynote speech on their channel or something.

  • Haitian Jack

    Well, Zombies is the best “mistake” ive seen in a while.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Just like my birth!

  • I misread the title. I thought Treyarch was cancelling zombies. Then I would have nightmares until november

    • If anything it might actually be the opposite. Aren’t zombies capable of giving people nightmares? 😛

  • zombiefreak935

    OMFG if treyarch makes a future/present cod then are we really gonna put our trust in IW to be the developers that bring us to the past?

    • PoppyMelt

      Nobody actually wants another WW2 game. There is nothing more that can be done with that time frame for multiplayer. The best you could hope for is a game that has part of the story in WW2, the rest of the story and MP in present day/future.

      • kplem

        tell me now what is there to be done in WW3? or those jumping like a fairy which is a failure in AW? WW2 needs to make a return there is plenty to do through the 6 years of WW2 (1939-1945). plenty of invasions that Allied forces did to make a story out of or base off the events..

      • Youd be surprised of how many people want a WW2 game as many are tired of futuristic setting.

      • Mr codman1976

        WHAT!!! Omg you are so wrong I would love a WW2 game, there are thousands of weapon to chose from that have not even been used in the franchise. And I would like to get back to the bolt action skill gap.

  • Technifyy

    I don’t want World At War 2 AT ALL. I, personally, don’t understand the obsession with running slow with old weapons. At this point, although I’m in the minority, Advanced Warfare is my favorite CoD to date. I love how fast and free it is. I get to move in better ways and it brings a greater skill set to CoD. Seeing as how Black Ops 2 was “sort of” futuristic, I hope they follow that up with BO3 and continue going forward, and HOPEFULLY, add Exosuits. I’ve grown up with CoD, but at this point, 2 things keep me interested, Zombies and Exo’s. So far as to say that not only do I want a Zombies only game, but I would love for it to be an Exo Zombies game. It’s a different dynamic, and I know everyone won’t agree, but that’s just what I would like to see, A LOT.

    • There’s no WaW 2, and BO3 is most likely not happening. On the other hand, I do think the exo-suits are cool, but I really wouldn’t want them in Treyarch’s next title. Like most people are saying, they should be Sledgehammer’s thing, and Treyarch as well as Infinity Ward (like anyone cares about them) shouldn’t be affected by it.

  • If Treyarch never implemented Zombies, I don’t know where we’d be with Call of Duty today. Zombies itself has had so my hype throughout the years. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like with no zombie hype train. I’m just glad we have Zombies today, and I thank Treyarch for making great decisions to help make Call of Duty a better game! 🙂

  • Potat0chip

    Does anybody know why the battlefield hardline beta hasn’t came out for PlayStation

  • prim

    The speech was sounds like message for Sledgehammer Team.

  • Drasadex

    Doesn’t even matter what era/time setting COD 2015 will be. The majority of you will bitch about in some way.

  • Humza Qureshi

    It’s not BO3 or WAW2. It’s a new IP and it is set in the recent future.

    • Get better

      Anything you’re not telling us? 😛

  • AmishHippo

    COD needs to take a break from the “future”.

  • Billy Billlington

    What if they do what they did in BOII and switch in the campaign between two different time eras?

  • jooker-jr

    I would love for treyarch to have zombies, IW with extinction and spec ops ( I want it to return ) and SH with… Cyboargs if they’re continuing with the future theme.

  • RdJokr

    Over 34 hints in that stream, gents. Start searching.
    https://twitter.com/DavidVonderhaar/status/563047721444315136

    • Guywithbrains

      I didn’t watch that stream a lot. It was quite boring.

      Although I am wondering what new they can bring to the table? Future setting lets your imagination go wild.

      EDIT: There seems to have been some “timeline” which had Z-letter on World at War.

      • Z = Zombies, and WaW had them first… 😛

  • Siddu

    Personally I found both blacks and blacks 2 zombie DLC maps to be fun( origins was my favorite. Hopefully at least they’ll give us 1 or 2 free maps if they are going with zombies

  • Tim Vikouski

    zombies is the only thing they can get right for those who dont like it are prob 20 to 30 year old virgins get laid and you will enjoy life

  • Rorke File

    I hope MW4 comes one time.

  • AWKing

    A lot of people looking at the gun, not a lot of people looking at the shadow…

  • LouCooper

    I honestly don’t want World at War II. Why go back to the limited technology of the 1940s with less creative influence from the developers. If it was alternate history (Wolfenstein New Order for example) where we had steampunk tech I’m up for it, But no one else wants that in Call of Duty.

    It would also mess with the Zombie mode: Story and development. They’d either have to take the story back to World War Two or construct mostly new assets for the game mode which would cut into development time and funding.

  • poopeatingzombag

    wow

  • poopeatingzombag

    cant beleive sledgehammer would take this from treyarch.

  • William Freeman

    Black Ops 1 and 2 were GARBAGE!!!!! IW is where it’s at. Not even zombies compares to IW’s multiplayer. Which is always better than any other mode. Zombies is always the same and never changes. IW always makes good choices for multiplayer. Zombies is just a “run in circles” mode.

  • Timothy Spencer

    It was Trollarch’s saviour as they are terrible at the multiplayer. I mean, bo2 was extremely glitchy but okay, but one decent game out of 4 tries? That’s not a great record to hold.

    Make sure to remove the ‘zombies die off after a while’ glitch and no more chasing parts all over giant maps. Both are huge drawbacks to the fun and are hated by the majority, according to any zombie forum. And definitely don’t run the same wallbuys on every map.

  • Mel Lord-Lloyd

    Blah frigging blah. Ass hats have not made decent game in years. Black Ops III totally sucks elephant sized balls. How the hell do you get a kill shot 2 meters off center mass?!?

  • scott

    ya bring back TREYARCH zombies has never been the same since, since tryarch left all zombies has been is shitty netcode and a big lag fest, noone cares as much as treyarch!!!

  • scott

    zombies by IW = poor netcode, rushed, bad game play…
    zombies by treyarch = the best dam gaming experience i have ever had.