Call of Duty Studio Infinity Ward Reportedly Working on Open-World RPG

Promotional image of upcoming Modern Warfare 2.
Promotional image of upcoming Modern Warfare 2. / Image courtesy of Activision

A new job listing from Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward seems to point to a new open-world game in the works.

The job posting was spotted by GamesRadar, with Twitter account charlieINTEL linking to the listing which was for a Narrative Director at Infinity Ward's Poland office to work on an "unannounced AAA project," calling it an "open world RPG" game. However, according to charlieINTEL, the listing has since been removed from Infinity Ward's website.

The job posting also mentioned that the candidate would be responsible for creating and directing the "implementation of the story" and for "direction of cinematic moments." The candidate will also be involved in the creation of the game's characters and lore.

Up until now, Infinity Ward has only developed Call of Duty games — most notable the Modern Warfare entries including upcoming Modern Warfare II. The studio uses their own IW game engine, and while this unannounced title doesn't specify, it's likely to also make use of this engine.

Given the hiring of a Narrative Director, it suggests the game is at a very early stage of development. It could be quite some time before we're treated to an announcement. In the meantime, it seems that the job has been filled rather quickly, with the posting having been removed as of yesterday.

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