|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Key people||Mark Lamia
Treyarch is an American video game developer company, founded in 1996 by Peter Akemann and Doğan Köslü (aka Don Likeness), and acquired by Activision in 2001. It is located in Santa Monica, California. Treyarch is an award winning game development studio, with multiple blockbuster games, including Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and most recently, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
In 2005, Gray Matter Interactive was merged into Treyarch.
As part of the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention, Activision announced that Treyarch would be one of three developers behind their first James Bond based game, Quantum of Solace. The game was released on October 31, 2008 in Europe and November 4, 2008 in North America. Vicarious Visions developed to DS version and Eurocom developed the PlayStation 2 version. Treyarch is also a major developer in the Call of Duty series. They have made Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II held the record for the largest ever entertainment launch in history in any form of entertainment, breaking the record within 24 hours of its release until it was surpassed by Grand Theft Auto V. Sales from the game worldwide reached US$650 million within five days after its release. Treyarch worked on the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, in order to optimize it for the console.
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