Activision “won’t tamper” with Infinity Ward’s culture

Tuesday, 10th August 2010 16:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Activision’s WWS boss Dave Stohl has said he’s “100 percent confident” Infinity Ward will “come back to what it was”, however, the publisher doesn’t want to “tamper with” the studios’ culture.

Speaking with Develop, Stohl said Activision is supporting the recruiting process, hinting at decisions on who to hire are left up to Infinity Ward.

“We want Infinity Ward to be Infinity Ward,” said Stohl. “It’s a very specific culture. Recruiting for Infinity Ward – I mean we have had … well, let’s just say recruiting is not a problem!

“There’s a ton of talented people at the studio, and yes some on the inside are stepping up their game internally and becoming more senior.

“I’m not going to sit here and say no good talent left the studio, because obviously a lot of good talent did, but a lot of people who are really passionate about their job are still there.

“I’m one hundred percent confident that the studio will come back to what it was, especially considering all the talent we’re seeing rising through and also being recruited.

“There’s a development philosophy that remains intact, and the studio is attracting amazing new talent. Ultimately, Infinity Ward will rise from the ashes.”

Last week during a financial call to investors, COO Thomas Tippl said Activision has received over 5K inquiries into vacant positions within the Call of Duty franchise.

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  1. Psychotext

    Why tamper with it? You already brutalised and gutted it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. EscoBlades

    Activision come out with some serious bull nowadays!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    pretty much #1

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LePlatypus

    Infinity Ward made the CoD franchise what it is today with Cod4. Activision became money hungry bastards who decided to ruin the integrity of the franchise by destroying the very fabric of what made it great

    #4 4 years ago

    decided to ruin the integrity of the franchise by destroying the very fabric“…

    I got this far and I was expecting it to end in:

    of the space-time continuum!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LePlatypus

    @5 That’s Activisions next target

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    if Infinity Ward were a fish, ActiVision picked it up with his bare hands, shook him around for 20 mins, stabbed it, then left it in the ice & say “we won’t tamper with this fish’ culture”

    #7 4 years ago
  8. KrazyKraut

    eh…how can THE infinity wards be back? did they catched all old guys?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Anders

    One would hope not, seeing how the Infinity Ward culture now resides at EA.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. endgame

    “Activision “won’t tamper” with Infinity Ward’s culture” haha. don’t u think it’s a little bit too late for that!? :)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Samuel

    Murderer says of his latest victim “I won’t sodomize the corpse”

    #11 4 years ago

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