Activision has announced that one of its studios, Toys for Bob, will officially be changed to an additional Call of Duty development studio. Toys for Bob previously worked on the Crash Bandicoot franchise and the upcoming Spyro game, but now some workers of these games were reportedly being laid off as the studio shifts towards a primary focus on Call of Duty: Warzone.
Toys for Bob is one of many studios under Activision now being switched to prioritize Warzone, including Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer Games
Activision has put out a statement saying that the claims that some employees at Toys for Bob are not being released. "The development team is operating fully and has a number of full-time job openings at this time," Activision said in a press release today amid these concerns. "The studio is excited to continue supporting Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, and more recently provide additional development support to Call of Duty: Warzone."
However, fans of the Toys for Bob studio and its games are unhappy. On social media, many fans have shown their disappointment in this shift of focus for the studio that brought them some of their favorite games, and have begun developing more games around their favorite characters. Fortunately, Activision says that Toys for Bob will not halt development on the usual games, they still will shift their priority to Warzone: the percentage of priority is the question that we lack an answer to. Hopefully, we will see continued signs of development in more than just Warzone coming from Toys for Bob.