Infinity Ward Get Discharged

Last night saw some rather big changes to the Call of Duty franchise, with a brand new studio being brought in to the series and Infinity Ward being placed in the background.

First of all, early yesterday morning reports started to come in regarding Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West being removed from the company by security, after Activision filed a SEC document citing a human resources investigation into “breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward.”

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Later on in the day it was revealed that Infinity Ward hasn’t been paid any royalties for Modern Warfare 2 and further rumours suggested that Activision boss Bobby Kotick was due to be on-site at Infinity Ward for staff meeting.

The real news came late last night when everything kicked off, with Activision revealing that a new studio, Sledgehammer were working on the latest Call of Duty game, which as it happens is being billed as an “action-adventure.”

Finally Activision said last night that they still see Infinity Ward as “central” to the Call of Duty franchise and revealed that they are currently working on  some new DLC for Modern Warfare 2.

This is obviously a lot of news to digest, but for now it seems like Infinity Ward will not be making a Call of Duty games, for a while at least.

Via VG247

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