Update 1: The number of staff that have left the developer now stands at 25, according to Kotaku.
Update 2: At least two of the new departures have joined West and Zampella at Respawn. Shock, there.
Update 3: It’s 26 now, apparently.
Original: OK, everyone. No more foreplay. You know the drill.
Infinity Ward. Some people were there. Now they’re not.
Infinity Ward’s deserters du jour are lead character artist Joel Emslie and artists Ryan Lastimosa and Brad Allen, as reported by G4.
This brings the Infinity Ward Leave-O-Meter – which we’ve been using as a stopwatch lately – up to a grand total of 21.
The trio hasn’t flown a Respawn Entertainment flag just yet, but former Infinity Warders setting up shop at Respawn has become as natural as the sun rising each day and the air that we breathe; it is and – for as long as we can remember – always has been true. We no longer question it.