IndustryVideo games
Founded1996; 23 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 and Sledgehammer Games.


Treyarch was founded in 1996, the company 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]

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