Crash Bandicoot studio Toys For Bob could be hiring for a non-Call of Duty project, according to a posting on its career site.
The studio, which developed the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and the Skylanders franchise, had recently been transitioned into a support studio for Call of Duty, specifically the massively successful free-to-play Warzone.
Other jobs specifically mention that they’re roles related to Call of Duty, potentially suggesting that the studio is working on something that isn’t related to the first-person shooter series.
Recently, Activision Blizzard confirmed that all its core studios are now working on the Call of Duty franchise. When Toys For Bob confirmed in April that it would be supporting the development of Warzone, Activision said the studio would continue working on Crash Bandicoot 4 too.
Some 2,000 people are believed to be working on the Call of Duty franchise, and Activision Blizzard is currently on a major recruitment drive to boost its development resources.
Activision Blizzard has continued to find itself under heavy criticism for its continued failure to properly address allegations of harassment and discrimination at the company.
Last month a Wall Street Journal report alleged that CEO Bobby Kotick was aware of multiple sexual misconduct allegations at Activision Blizzard, and also accused him of personally mistreating several female employees.
Activision Blizzard is currently facing multiple regulatory investigations over alleged sexual assaults and harassment of female employees, much of which has centred around World of Warcraft developer Blizzard.
However, the Wall Street Journal report claimed that instances of sexual assault and mistreatment have been widespread at the company, including at Call of Duty development studios Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games.
Following the report, Nintendo of America boss Doug Bowser, PlayStation chief Jim Ryan and Xbox head Phil Spencer all sent separate emails to their respective staff expressing concern at Activision’s response to sexual harassment allegations.
Kotick has reportedly told senior managers he would be willing to resign if he can’t “quickly fix” the culture problems at the company.