A staff member at Raven Software who worked mostly on Call of Duty games for 14 years has left the studio. Senior executive producer Ryan Burnett announced on Twitter that Monday, April 12 is his last day at the studio. He did not say what his next job will be.
Burnett’s Linkedin page lists ten different Call of Duty games as projects he worked on, including Warzone, Black Ops 4, WWII, and Modern Warfare Remastered. He worked as a tech programmer before transitioning into a producer/project management role, where he slowly became more senior over his years with the company.
After 14 years at RVN/ATVI I have decided to move onto another adventure; today is my last day. I will miss everyone at RVN & ATVI. Thanks for all of the support, hard work and resilience over the years. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities I had. Best of luck to all.
— Ryan Burnett (@BurnettRyanP) April 9, 2021
Though Raven Software first made a name for itself with first-person shooters like Heretic, Hexen, and Soldier of Fortune, it has served principally as a Call of Duty support studio since 2010. Back in 2019, reports suggested that Raven and fellow CoD developer Sledgehammer were slated to lead development on Call of Duty 2020, but those plans were scuttled and Treyarch was tapped to lead development. That game eventually became Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, with Treyarch and Raven co-developing.
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