Update: An Activision spokesman contacted GamesRadar with further comment on the story. Here is the full comment:
“The reports of layoffs in Toys For Bob are incorrect. There has been no staff downtime in the studio recently. The development team is working full time and currently has a number of vacancies. The studio is excited to continue supporting Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s time and lately provides additional support for the development of Call of Duty: Warzone. “
Original story: Toys for Bob, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot 4: It̵
Toys for Bob is proud to support the development of Season 3 of Call of Duty #Warzone and we look forward to more coming. #LETSGO developers! # Verdansk84 pic.twitter.com/ERmFSWeaIkApril 29, 2021
The official Toys For Bob Twitter account shared a tweet yesterday, April 29, which read: “Toys for Bob is proud to support the development of Season 3 of Call of Duty #Warzone and I look forward to more coming. # Verdansk84 “. Since then, several Toys For Bob employees have quoted the original Warzone Tweet as saying they no longer work in the studio, saying the transition process involves a number of layoffs. 4, wrote on Twitter: “Everyone I have interacted with and worked with has been released, I am very glad that this is not even.
Despite reported layoffs and appointments, Toys For Bob doesn’t seem to be abandoning Crash Bandicoot. An Activision spokesman told GamesRadar, “Bob’s toys remain the lead developer of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s Time and is dedicated to providing exciting gaming experiences for fans now and in the future.” It’s unclear what those future plans are, but reporter Liam Robertson recently wrote on Twitter about a multiplayer Crash game that was rumored to be being developed in the studio. It is not known whether this project is still under development.
With Call of Duty: Warzone hitting 100 million players just over a week ago, and Warzone Season 3 recently launched, it makes sense that Activision wants to ensure that the popular free title is well supported in the future. At the moment, it certainly seems that this is not at the expense of other long-term franchises such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, but only time will tell.
The other main Call of Duty: Warzone developer Raven Software wants player feedback to improve accessibility options.