Four more team members leave Infinity Ward [Update]

Friday, 23rd April 2010 21:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Update: Another one’s gone, apparently. Brent McLeod has also jumped ship. This takes the total number of departures to 18.

Original: Four more members of Infinity Ward have stepped out through the doors of Activision.

Today’s departures include senior designers Mohammad Alavi and Chad Grenier, programmer Chris Lambert, and designer Jason McCord.

The total that have left the developer now stands at 17.

Looks like Activision blogger Dan Amrich was right about more leaving.

It was revealed last night that five former Infinity Ward employees had taken positions with Zampella and West’s Respawn Entertainment at EA – which quickly became seven by this morning.

Activision will host it’s quarterly call to investors on May 6, maybe, just maybe, some of the goings on at the company will be addressed during it.

Don’t hold your breath too hard though.

Via Kotaku.



  1. Erthazus

    Robert Bowling still love money, money, mone-e-e-ey.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Razor

    How did Acti fuck up so bad?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    btw its now 8 people at respawn

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Only thing that was holding those people back was the bonus…..Nice.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    Those left behind will be able to find a parking space a bit easier at least. :-)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The1stMJC

    god at this point the only news worth reporting on will be if someone decides to stay at IW

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Matthew

    Their first title will most probably be an xbox exclusive title with no place for the PC, and no dedicated servers if the PC was included, so whatever.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 Thanks! The post has been updated to reflect this.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. FadeLive

    Activision is still rolling with Bowling then. I remember Bowling fanboying IW big time in a Bonus Round Ep on GameTrailers guess there was more money behind his fanboying rather than words ey. :p

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DeSpiritusBellum

    You think there’s more money in staying with Activision than going to EA? Activision has been taking care of those guys for ages, EA are the ones desperately trying to make them switch.

    Somehow I doubt EAs going “Come over here, we’ll pay you less”.

    And where are the actual offers we’re basing all of this on? Wikileaks?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    @11 Does he always wear that outfit? Or are there just loads of pics of him in it? :)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12 He like pyjamas too :D

    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    my words comes pass……..I love it when I am right!my words are so solid.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    @13 LOL!!!!!!! Over here, those are called velour pull overs – kind of like a sweatshirt. :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DeSpiritusBellum

    Heh, the guy has more money than China, and he still lets his mom dress him for work.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    five people now

    #17 5 years ago
  18. frostquake

    If you would like to contact Acti through its MONEY HOLE…and let them know that investors will want to know why their $11.00 stock is not going higher write them here…

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Mr Tom

    Rumour has it only the work experience boy and Scruffy The Janitor remain at Infinity Ward.

    Scruffy likes his new cut of the bonus.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DeSpiritusBellum

    @18 Actually Activision is the publisher who has lost least in the financial crisis as far as I’ve been able to tell, I don’t think their investors are too upset with that.

    Now, if your chart looks like this:

    Or this:

    I’d consider shopping elsewhere.

    Nerds online might not like Kotick, and fuck knows he makes me laugh, but he’s still a formidable CEO.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @20 you are Activision fanboy seriously. Everything what makes them money is Blizzard with its World Of Warcraft.

    Activision know how to create good games like Guitar Hero and in the end kill the franchise. Same goes to Modern Warfare title soon.

    Chart or not, no one fucking cares, but EA and Ubisoft (even EA) making much better games and games for me much more important then your fanboyish rage material over companies.
    Still, Ubisoft, Activision sucks as the game companies (Except Blizzard and i hope someday they will make its own business again, because i’m tired of this Activision crap. With Activision even Blizzard started to sell pets or make no changes with Starcraft II). EA now getting huge respect from games like Battlefield:Bad company 2, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, (maybe in future Battlefield 3 that is going to be really cool and bring the revolution as always they did.), sadly they killed Red Alert and C&C games, but atleast they do something that is better then Ubisoft with it’s DRM and Activision (Except Blizzard, my favourite company, atleast was when it was without Activision) greedy shit with shitty games overall.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Filofax

    I have to agree with Erthazus about Activision screwing their franchises into the ground, and sadly I can see Mr Kotick doing the same to Blizzard.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DeSpiritusBellum

    @21 Actually I don’t give a damn about Activision. Publishers are all greedy scum, but I am impressed by how well they run their business, especially the PC portion.

    Also, you’re kinda overlooking the most succesful media launch in history, the quickest selling game in history, and the Guitar Hero franchise, all of which are handled by Activision, not Blizzard.

    So how am I supposed to take that seriously? You’re obviously not looking at facts here. Clearly the investors are, as the stock charts speak for themselves.

    You’re the guy that’s completely overlooking reality in favor of some deranged notion. I can actually back up what I say.

    I really don’t give a fuck if Activision dies tomorrow, but it’s really sad to watch flocks of sheep lap up these news stories and bah their little brains out in comment sections and forums, without applying the least bit of skepticism to anything they read. It just doesn’t make you look smart.

    Instead, everything you read is just crammed into some convenient little conspiracy theory in which the big bad corporation molests the poor little worker. Come on, how pathetic is that. You don’t think the worker can hire a lawyer nowadays? Just how naive are you? This isn’t Henry Ford gunning down his own minimum wage workforce.

    Oh, and by the way, you know where the original Dead Space developers are now? I’ll give you a hint: Sledgehammer Games.

    @22 Franchises come and go, but for a publisher, the important thing is what you get out of them. Look at the charts I posted. EA and Ubisoft are the ones running their businesses into the ground – How does that help developers?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    Just updated it. Another one’s gone.

    #24 5 years ago

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