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Bulletfarm Is A New NetEase Studio Headed By Call Of Duty Black Ops Veteran David Vonderhaar

David Vonderhaar, a veteran designer who worked on Call of Duty: Black Ops, has announced the formation of a new NetEase studio titled Bulletfarm.

Based in Los Angeles, California, Bulletfarm also features Chris Cowell (Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Warzone), with the studio working on “a new and ambitious AAA game, built in Unreal Engine 5 and set in an original universe with an emphasis on co-operative gameplay.”

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Vonderhaar commented:

This is a departure from the games I’ve worked on, but one that showcases my passion for rich characters, precise mechanics, more intimate storytelling, and plenty of action. NetEase has provided us an incredible support structure to explore these new avenues and allow true freedom to begin building the concept and ideas for our game.

Meanwhile, NetEase’s president of global investments and partnerships, Simon Zhu, added:

NetEase Games is fully dedicated to giving BulletFarm the resources and support required to build this new first person experience. David’s leadership and the early collection of game development talent assembled at the studio is set to offer something truly unique for his existing fans along with a new audience.

Vonderhaar is a veteran of the Call of Duty series having worked on eight entries in the multi-million selling franchise, including the original 2003 game. He departed developer Treyarch in Summer 2023, although at the time made it clear he wasn’t leaving the games industry.