It seems Activision, the owner of Infinity Ward has sacked IW’s president Jason West and studio head Vince Zampella. I thought all the doomsday stories were over but it would appear not. G4 reported that Activision sent a couple of heavies (Juggernauts) in suits after filing a Securities and Exchange Commission filing against IW charging two senior employees with insubordination. This has all ended up with Jason West definitely being unemployed as Kotaku confirmed via his Facebook, it has still not been confirmed if Vince Zampella if officially off the IW team.
This is incredible news with the 2 scheduled DLC packs for Modern Warfare 2 are still yet to be released so you wonder about their final quality. This also raises serious doubts as to whether a 3rd Modern Warfare 2 will be made by Infinity Ward, I think it’s safe to assume Activision will churn one out no matter what but it makes you wonder about its final quality. Could we now see a mass exodus from Activision as the IW team going Oscar Mike?
Written by: Trev
- Contributing Editor