Next Year's Call of Duty Developer Infinity Ward Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

The creator of Call of Duty and developer of next year's title in the series, Infinity Ward, was evacuated earlier today after a bomb threat.

Earlier today, the developer of next year’s Call of Duty title,  and series’ creator, Infinity Ward, was evacuated after someone threatened to bomb the Woodland Hills, California-based studio through an email.

While details are scarce about the threat, Kotaku is reporting that the threat demanded a $20,000 ransom in the form of bitcoins. According to the report, police told employees to evacuate the building, which they did without a problem.

Infinity Ward currently in the middle of development of 2019’s Call of Duty title, which is rumored to be Modern Warfare 4, although this is not confirmed in any way. Previously, the studio worked on the other entries in the Modern Warfare series, as well as Ghosts and Infinite Warfare. 

As of the time of this writing, it’s unknown what, exactly, the status of the studio is, while Activision, the parent company and publisher for the studio, has yet to comment on the matter.

DualShockers thoughts are with the employees at Infinity Ward during these trying times.

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Tanner Pierce

Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.

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