Monday, 19 April 2010

Infinity Ward Is ‘Dead’ According To Insider

With the recent spate of walkouts from the developer and the mini-revival of the majority of those members at EA’s new studio Respawn Entertainment, many must wonder on the health of developer Infinity Ward. An unnamed insider has recently talked with Kotaku regarding the situation and had this to say on the matter:
"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."

"They're 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."
Now we all know that this legal battle will drag on for some time yet but surely if the next game turns out to be of the same quality as the previous two then who are we to care of internal struggles. As long as no-one at Infinity Ward loses their jobs needlessly over the situation then FPS fans could end up with another quality game in their beloved franchise and a new game from Respawn Entertainment. Time will tell how the situation continues to unfold.

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