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IndustryVideo games
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
FoundersPeter Akemann
Doğan Köslü
Key people
  • Mark Lamia (Chairman)
  • Dan Bunting (Studio co-head)[1]
ProductsCall of Duty series (2005–present)
Number of employees

Treyarch is an American video game developer, founded in 1996 by Peter Akemann and Doğan Köslü, and acquired by Activision in 2001. Located in Santa Monica, California, it is known for its work for the Call of Duty series, with some other games in the series developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software.


Treyarch was founded in 1996 and was acquired by Activision in 2001. In 2005, Gray Matter Interactive was merged into Treyarch.[2]

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, 007: Quantum of Solace. The game was released on October 31, 2008 in Europe and November 4, 2008 in North America. Vicarious Visions developed the Nintendo DS version and Eurocom developed the PlayStation 2 version. Treyarch is a major developer in the Call of Duty series.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II held the record for the largest 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.[3] Sales from the game worldwide reached US$650 million within five days after its release.[4] Treyarch worked on the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, in order to optimize it for the console.[5] Treyarch's most recently released video game is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which was released on October 12, 2018.[6]

Treyarch is currently developing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with Raven Software, to be released in 2020.[7]

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Platform(s) Note(s)
1998 Olympic Hockey '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 Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
007: Quantum of Solace PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Call of Duty: World at War Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
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[8]
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X Co-developed with Raven Software


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


  1. ^ "Meet the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops and Zombies mode". May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Gray Matter Studios Games". IGN. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  3. ^ The Associated Press (November 11, 2010). "CBC News – Technology & Science – Call of Duty breaks sales record". CBC. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Staff Writer (November 18, 2010). "Call of Duty Black Ops Sales Hit $650M". socalTECH. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  5. ^ McElroy, Griffin (July 25, 2013). "Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed for Wii U launch on Nov. 5 (update)". Polygon. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Hoffmeyer, Corey (October 12, 2018). "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Early Reviews: Treyarch Nails It". ScreenRant. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Kain, Erik. "Here's When 'Call Of Duty' 2020 Might Be Revealed". Forbes. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  8. ^ Robinson, Martin (April 26, 2015). "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC requirements revealed". Retrieved April 28, 2015.

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