After their co-laborship in producing Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision has decided that studios Infinity Ward and Neversoft work best as one unit and will become such by the end of the year. Since the new team will retain the name Infinity Ward, this marks the end of Neversoft if in name only.
This discovery comes from an internal memo sent from the CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hisrshberg. The CEO claims that the skill sets of the two are very complimentary, as was seen in the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts, hence the decision to create a merge. Plans for the news studio as of now are limited to creating the next Call of Duty game, with Excecutive VP of Activision's world-wide studios, Dave Stohl, as the new studio's lead.
Activision also took this time to announce the retirement of Scott Pease and Joel Jewett, who worked in Activision for over two decades, and worked on titles such as GUN, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. However, they will not leave the company until later this year when the merger has completed.