Call of Duty zombies mode director Jason Blundell leaves Treyarch

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In a note posted to Treyarch Studios' Twitter account, co-studio head and zombies mode director Jason Blundell has announced his departure. "After thirteen fantastic, action-packed years," he writes, "I am moving on from Treyarch. During my time at the studio I've been privileged to work on a variety of projects, wearing many hats along the way, with my time on the Zombies team proving to be quite special."

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Blundell acted as producer on Call of Duty 3, but became associated with the zombies mode after directing two maps for its Black Ops 2 incarnation. He served as director for both the zombies and campaign modes in Black Ops 3, and directed zombies mode in Black Ops 4 (which did not have a campaign mode). He's been co-head of the studio since late 2016.

According to reports, Treyarch are working on Black Ops 5 for a 2020 release following problems with a Call of Duty game developed by Raven, previously planned for this year.

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