Infinity Ward, the gurus behind the good (or ‘sorta alright’, depending who you ask) parts of the Call of Duty series, have been raided by their slave paymasters at Activision.
Reports state that security guards were posted at the entrance to the offices, el-presidente’s for life Zampella & West have been sacked for ‘breaches of contract & insubordination’ and a giant mechanical gorilla unleashed by the former bosses is current terrorising down-town Encino. Of course, the latter may not be true, as reports from the scene are sketchy at best!
Whether this is related to either the handling of Modern Warfare 2’s various issues (cheating/hacking, profiteering, controversy, treading on the PC gamers with a facist jackboot and much more) or the possible move of the Call of Duty brand to other divisions of Activision is currently unknown.
Jason West is drinking. Also, no longer employed.
No official word from either Activision or IW, with Robert Bowling categorically stating…
…I have no info
Eurogamer reports that Tim Schaefer, himself used to squaring up to Actizzard, has waded into the argument with a tweet of his very own…
Getting mad at Activision for this kind of thing is like getting mad at an ape for throwing feces. It’s just how the beast communicates.
More as it develops and/or we care to report on it.