Rumour: Activision Remove Senior Infinity Ward Staff For "Insubordination"
Written Tuesday, March 02, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Apparently, Activision has actioned some fairly heavy-handed organisational changes at Infinity Ward, the uber-developer responsible for the CoD: Modern Warfare games.
According to G4TV's The Feed some non-uniformed "bouncer types" showed up outside the Infinity Ward offices unannounced and studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West weren't seen again by fellow employees following a meeting with Activision on Monday morning.
In a SEC filing made this morning, (an overview of the company's finances) Activision detailed a human resources investigation into "breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward." The two employees are reportedly the aforementioned Zampella and West, though what these "breaches of contract" were is currently unknown.
Infinity Ward community manager, Rob Bowling attempted to address the situation via Twitter, writing "I should also say, while I appreciate all the calls, tweets, messages and hearing my ringtone a lot, they're in vain - as I have no info."
Jason West updated his Facebook status today to unemployed, ending his 9 years and 3 months with Infinity Ward. This lends a great deal of credibility to the story, though the nitty gritty details remain unconfirmed.