Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Infinity Ward To Work On New IP?

Activision executive vice president Dave Stohl has hinted that Infinity Ward may be working on a totally new IP, leaving the Call of Duty franchise to other developers. Infinity Ward is currently undergoing a mayor restructure and is recruiting staff to substitute the general reassignments that followed Activision's decision to fire Infinity Ward's former leads, West and Zampella. Stohl commented on the current recruiting situation of the Call of Duty developer:
"Recruiting at Infinity Ward is not a problem. What we’re trying to do is say that Infinity Ward is a culture, it’s a way of doing things."
When asked if Infinity Ward was working on a new Call of Duty, Stohl fired up the rumours:
"We’re not saying right now. There is definitely a strong shooter philosophy there, for sure, and I think that there’s a short- and long-term view on the whole thing. But I think we’re rebuilding a studio that can go off and build great new franchises in the future."
This would be the first time since its foundation that Infinity Ward would be developing a title other than Call of Duty. It is rather ironic since it is rumoured that one of the reasons that followed all the fuss inside Infinity Ward was Activision's decision to dedicate it solely to the Call of Duty franchise... Maybe Activision has learned from this one?

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