Sat, Apr 17, 2010 | 19:34 BST
Infinity Ward staffer: “We are not dead”
An anonymous Infinity Ward staffer has that yesterday’s claim of the studio being “dead” is not exactly the case.
According to the source, during a meeting this week, the staff decided that it needs to do what whatever it takes to keep the Modern Warfare name alive.
“First off, yes, it is a shitty situation, but there are two kinds of people left: ones that are sticking it out for the money, and others who want to make something work,” the IW staffer told Kotaku.
“We are not dead, we definitely lost original team members, but not all of the talent. When you talk about the people who left, they are the best in the business, but equally everyone at Infinity Ward deserves that same credential.
“We are here for the long haul of keeping the Modern Warfare name alive, but as your article clearly shows, certain people are still pissed about it. We just had this discussion in our Monday meeting, ‘We still have the talent that will get us to where we need to go, and now is the time to find our new leaders.’”
These comments are in response to allegations that more IW staffers are planning to fly the coup by another anonymous source within the group.
All this stems from Vince Zampella and Jason West being fired by Activision, starting their own dev firm backed by EA and the ensuing legalities from the devs and Activision.