Rumor: Raven Software Tapped to Work on Call of Duty

According to a source close to Raven Software, the company has been pulled off of development of a new James Bond game in order to work on maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops and may be being groomed for Call of Duty development in the light of Infinity Ward’s continuing troubles.

Raven Software is the developer behind 2009’s Wolfenstein as well as the critically acclaimed Heretic series and Quake 4. In addition, they developed the original Solider of Fortune and several Jedi Knight games.

The company recently finished worked on Singularity, and given their history of working on first person shooters, they seem to be a good fit to work on Call of Duty titles.

According to the source, Activision is “flipping out” over the loss of Infinity Ward staffers as they continue to leave en masse for Respawn, the newly-formed studio at EA, which has Jason West and Vince Zampella as its heads. The pair were fired at the beginning of March after Activision alleged insubordination by the pair as they became disenchanted with Activision and no longer wanted to produce Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare 3 is being developed by Infinity Ward but if the development studio continues to fall apart, Activision may need to tap someone new to develop the game.