We sort of already assumed this given the recent rotation of the franchise (Infinity Ward were responsible for 2013's Ghosts, then new team Sledgehammer took over with Advanced Warfare last year), but Activision has confirmed in its Q4 2014 financial briefing thatwill handle development duties on 2015's Call of Duty.
What exactly they're cooking up, we still don't know. Could a sequel to the studio's first effort,, be on the way?
Guesswork of course, but it seems like the right time for the franchise to return to World War 2. Things have been distinctly near-future flavoured since 2012's Black Ops 2, and we haven't had a 1940's-set entry since World at War way back in 2008. Not ruling out the possibility of an all-new setting of course, but these things tend to go round in cycles.
The other option, a bit of an outside bet, is a game focused entirely around zombies. Treyarch came up with the initial co-op Zombies mode that started the craze, and they've beena lot lately.
Whatever the case, we won't find out what Treyarch is up to until this Summer, when the new Call of Duty is traditionally revealed. Then the whole circus starts again as we start speculating about Infinity Ward's 2016 entry. Time is a flat circle.