Infinity Ward Insider Says 'The Studio Is Dead'

By Jordan Douglas on April 16, 2010, 5:29PM EDT

The drama continues to unfold in a very public way over at Infinity Ward, the makers of Modern Warfare, with an inside source saying the studio "as you know it is dead... and it will continue to crumble." These latest developments come on the heels of the announcement of Respawn Entertainment - the new studio formed by fired Infinity Ward directors Jason West and Vince Zampella. This announcement has been accompanied by a number of senior Infinity Ward developers leaving the studio.

Speaking with Kotaku, the anonymous source said "[Activision's management] is scared shitless... they never saw this coming. They can't believe what's going on. At first they gave us some bullshit about moving up payments of all the money they owe us to sooner increments. That was when [designer] Todd [Alderman] and [engineer] Frank [Gigliotti] left. But with the announcement of Respawn and all the people leaving, they just got there heads in their hands."

They continued: "IW as you know it is dead... and it will continue to crumble. There are a lot more veterans who are definitely going to leave."

Source: Kotaku

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