Despite rumours of Call of Duty developers being "held hostage" over withheld bonus payments, it nevertheless looks like some of those involved with the series have begun to leave Infinity Ward following the sacking of the studio's founders.
As revealed by the pair's LinkedIn profiles (pictured below), Todd Alderman, a Lead Designer and one of the key personnel involved in Modern Warfare's multiplayer (not to mention Modern Warfare 2's story), left the company last week, as did Francesco Gigliotti, Infinity Ward's lead software engineer. Both were long-serving members of the studio, Alderman having been with Infinity Ward for eight years, Gigliotti for seven.
Their departures come only a month after publishers Activision sacked Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West over allegations of "breaches of contract and insubordination". It's unclear what Zampella and West are planning in the wake of their firing, though the pair have signed with a Hollywood talent agency.
The circumstances under which the pair left the studio are unclear, though it's believed they both resigned. We'll update this post if we hear anything more.