It has long been rumored that Infinity Ward, Activision’s crown jewel development studio, had its sights on something other than “Modern Warfare 3.” Today, those thoughts may have come to fruition as Activision is rumored to have fired two key, top-level personnel at Infinity Ward, citing insubordination.
Jason West and Vince Zampella, two lead designers at the studio, reportedly met with Activision Monday and when they did not appear back at work and bouncer-types showed up on Infinity Ward’s site, the scene got really tense, really quickly.
However, any thoughts of violence were quickly erased, as this Activision SEC filing surfaced, telling us what happened.
“The Company is concluding an internal human resources inquiry into breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward,” Acitivsion stated in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “This matter is expected to involve the departure of key personnel and litigation. At present, the Company does not expect this matter to have a material impact on the Company.”
As this remains a developing story, check back today for updates and hopefully more rigid clarification from Activision or Infinity Ward.