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Black Ops developer is bringing its "hugely successful game to a new console"...
Activision's flagship Call of Duty studio, Treyarch may well be in the process of porting its 23 million-selling FPS, Call of Duty: Black Ops to incoming consoles such as Nintendo's Wii U and Sony's PlayStation Vita if a new job ad on the developer's website is anything to go by.
“Treyarch is seeking a Senior Platform Engineer for a position on the team bringing our hugely successful game to a new console,” reads the ad. “This engineer will work in graphics, the content pipeline, optimisation, and tools.”
While the “hugely successful game” in question is highly likely to be Black Ops, the “new console” is a little more ambiguous. Nintendo's Wii U and Sony's PlayStation Vita are set to launch in the West next year and both would be thoroughly capable of handling a Black Ops port.
This year's new 3DS handheld from Nintendo, on the other hand, would be something of an outside bet due to its tumultuous entry onto the market and hardware capabilities that are significantly lower than anything you'd find in the Vita or Wii U (that said, Modern Warfare 2 was released on the DS).
Of course, there's always the faintest of possibilities that Treyarch could be referring to new, as yet unannounced home consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Another of the studio's current job ads is looking for a Senior Environment Artist with the “ability to show examples of top notch environments made for next gen console games,” so it's not entirely out of the question.
That said, with Activision's two other main Call of Duty studios currently working on Modern Warfare 3, Treyarch will almost certainly be responsible for the inevitable 2012 edition of CoD (whatever that may be), which is a touch early for the NeXtbox/PS4.