Three More Infinity Ward Employees Jump Ship

This is one bad month for Activision, I say. IGN has reported that three more employees, or former now, have left the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward. Programmer Jon Shiring and senior animator Bruce Ferriz independently confirmed that they were leaving Infinity Ward, with Ferriz moving on to Big Red Button Entertainment and Shiring not shedding any light to where he’ll be immigrating to. “I’m not trying to create spectacle, I just wanted to avoid the LinkedIn nonsense,” Shiring regarding his move, referring to two former Infinity Ward employees (Todd Adlerman and Francesco Gigliotti) who were discovered via LinkedIn to have left the studio. Lead designer Mackey McCandlish has also confirmed (via Twitter) that he too will be departing from the studio after “a great 8+ year run.”

Although it might intentionally be coincidence (or it might be), this news comes just a day after the debarred Infinity Ward co-founders – Vince Zampella and Jason West – announced the establishment of their new studio Respawn Entertainment, and their partnership with Activision rival Electronic Arts. None of the ex-Infinity Ward employees, as of this writing, have joined the new company.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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