It may be hard to believe because most gamers didn’t become aware of the brand until the late aughts, but game developer Treyarch is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Founded in 1996, the studio kicked off with the poorly-received Olympic Hockey Nagano ’98 for Nintendo 64 before quickly pushing out the much-liked Die by the Sword. The studio then hooked up with Activision in 2002, developing a string of titles like Spider-man, Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer and Minority Report: Everybody Runs. In 2005, the studio was tapped to became a Call of Duty developer with Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and the rest is history.
Treyarch will be celebrating their anniversary next week at CODXP, a Call of Duty event that is shaping up to be one not to miss.
“From the studio’s start in 1996 and its early, independent days to making AAA blockbuster Call of Duty games as part of Activision’s family of studios, we have been focused on creating epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible – we’re driven by a deep sense of pride, constantly striving to do the best work of our careers, so fans can have the most fun of their lives.”
Be sure to check out Treyarch’s full statement here.