X-Call of Duty dev Raven reveals details on canceled Zombies game

April 8, 2024 by No Comments


A former Call of Duty developer at Raven Software has revealed new details on the canceled standalone Zombies Call of Duty game.

Details on the canned project first surfaced earlier this year thanks to Michael Gummelt’s LinkedIn profile, which described the project as a ‘live service project’ for Call of Duty Zombies. Call of Duty YouTuber Glitching Queen He has since requested an interview from Gummelt, to which he agreed.

Details on the game include that it was developed between 2011 and 2012, but never actually went into production. Instead, the game design documents were never approved. However, the game is meant to be a direct service and includes everything you’d expect from such a title.

You can watch the full 20-minute interview below, but for convenience, a Twitter user @margwa network Compiled all topics discussed in TL;DR format.

  • Developed from 2011-2012 but not approved design documents
  • It is fully supported and updated as a live-service game
  • The game features online code based microtransactions with customization
  • It’s not a straight port of the old Zombies
  • It is built with COD Online technology
  • Treyarch didn’t know if they wanted to continue with Zombies because of the behind the scenes shit before Bo2. So, Raven was given a chance.
  • 1-4 players
  • There is a “world” map
  • You start as a gladiator in an arena to fight zombies in a Mad-Max esque arena.
  • Customizable characters and progression
  • At one point, you explore the open world to fight zombies and get rewards.
  • The arena is round-based. Parts of the open world contain waves.
  • Contains seasons with new content
  • Treyarch probably wanted it back and didn’t want the competition.
  • When asked if there were other Zombies standalone titles, Gummelt also replied, “I don’t know.”

What do you think of the canceled Zombies game? Let us know in the comments below.


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