There was a shake-up at Infinity Ward on Tuesday. Here is part of the skinny according to G4.
A source close to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer just informed me that a “bunch of bouncer-types” just showed up outside of the Infinity Ward offices unannounced. When approached by employees, the non-uniformed “bouncers” were unwilling to disclose why they were there.
“Everyone is on edge,” said my source.
Infinity Ward studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West reportedly met with Activision this morning and have not been seen by Infinity Ward staff members since. My source did not delve into specifics, but described the relationship between Infinity Ward and Activision lately as “tense.”
Apparently Vince Zampella and Jason West were fired, and in the Activision SEC filing there was talk about insubordination by two high-ranking employees. The rumor is that they were shopping the Call of Duty brand around. Now they have countersued Activision for breach of contract. This is going to get ugly.