Activision Cites Infinity Ward "Insubordination"

Jason West and Vince Zampella, two lead developers at Infinity Ward met with Activision earlier today. Then they seemingly disappeared and "bouncer-types" showed up at the studio. This Activision filing might explain why.

"The Company is concluding an internal human resources inquiry into breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward," Acitivsion states in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "This matter is expected to involve the departure of key personnel and litigation. At present, the Company does not expect this matter to have a material impact on the Company."

Activision also adds that it will be releasing another Call of Duty game this year. That game is believed to be developed by Treyarch.

According to West's Facebook and Linked In pages, he is currently no longer working for Infinity Ward.


    You see the modern warfare series is the milk of Bobby Kotick's business and my guess is, the cows wanted to, 'feed on a new and different plain of grass' which Kotick is afraid might hurt his milk business. So just when the top cows at IW think they have power, leverage over the milk-man having injected 1 billion dollars into his business, the milk man takes them out back along with his shotgun, and that's how they got fired.

    The moral of the story is: Even cows get sick of Modern Warfare at some point.

      Apparently Modern Warfare is one of three cows. Guitar Hero and World of WarCraft are the other two very milky beasts.

    What happened, they suggest making a game that wasn't yet another generic Army shooter?

    Nice picture :p

      Oh god yes, laughing so hard.

    So the Activison side of AB is turning into the military? hell the thing that i enjoyed the most after i left the army was the plain and simple fact that if someone annoyed me because they were being stupid, i was freely able to tell them fuck off, without fear of being sent to military prison.

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