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Industry Video games
Founded 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Founders Peter Akemann
Doğan Köslü
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Key people
  • Mark Lamia
  • Mark Gordon
  • David Vonderhaar
  • Dan Bunting
  • Jason Blundell
  • John Rafacz
Parent Activision

Treyarch is an American video game development company, founded in 1996 by Peter Akemann and Doğan Köslü (a.k.a. Don Likeness), and acquired by Activision in 2001. Located in Santa Monica, California, it has produced multiple games, including Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.


In 2005, Gray Matter Interactive was merged into Treyarch.[1]

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 the 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, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

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.[2] Sales from the game worldwide reached US$650 million within five days after its release.[3] Treyarch worked on the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, in order to optimize it for the console.[4] Treyarch's most recently released video game is Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
1998 Olympic Hockey Nagano '98 Nintendo 64
Die by the Sword Microsoft Windows
Die by the Sword: Limb from Limb
1999 Triple Play 2000 Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStation
2000 Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm Dreamcast
Triple Play 2001 PlayStation
2001 Triple Play Baseball Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2
Max Steel: Covert Missions Dreamcast
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x Xbox
2002 NHL 2K2 Dreamcast
Spider-Man GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
Minority Report: Everybody Runs
2004 Spider-Man 2
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
2006 Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360
2007 Spider-Man 3 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2008 Quantum of Solace
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Call of Duty: World at War
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One[5]


Year Game Platform(s) Developer(s)
2000 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Dreamcast, Xbox Neversoft
2000 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Dreamcast, Xbox
2001 Spider-Man Dreamcast
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Wii Infinity Ward
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wii
2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U


  1. ^ "Gray Matter Studios Games". IGN. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  2. ^ The Associated Press (November 11, 2010). "CBC News – Technology & Science – Call of Duty breaks sales record". CBC. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  3. ^ Staff Writer (November 18, 2010). "Call of Duty Black Ops Sales Hit $650M". socalTECH. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ McElroy, Griffin (July 25, 2013). "Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed for Wii U launch on Nov. 5 (update)". Polygon. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Robinson, Martin (April 26, 2015). "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC requirements revealed". Retrieved April 28, 2015. 

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