Activision: Infinity Ward Will Rise From the Ashes

The current Infinity Ward is nothing like the studio that built the famous Call of Duty series and made the Modern Warfare 2 franchise what it is today. This is due to the exodus of a third of its staff, much of which was its senior development team.

Activision’s Worldwide Studios boss Dave Stohl told Develop that it doesn't have any intention of messing with Infinity Ward while it tries to rebuild its talent.

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

“We want Infinity Ward to be Infinity Ward,” said Stohl. “It’s a very specific culture”.

Stohl said that Activision is “supporting Infinity Ward in that rebuilding process, [but] I use the term ‘support’ because as much as possible we don’t want to tamper with that group of people.”

The executive added that he is "one hundred per cent confident" that Infinity Ward will return to the form and talent of what it once was.

Helping that fact is that Infinity Ward has received thousands of job applications from hopefuls trying to fill the vacancies.

"Ultimately, Infinity Ward will rise from the ashes," concluded Stohl.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • halls
    I might dislike the fact that they left a lot of stuff out of the PC version of MW2, but they sure know how to optimize a game.
    Also, Acrivision.
  • uh_no
    what is acrivision?
  • neiroatopelcc
    Those that stay care about their jobs, sure, but what about their products?
  • cleotralix
    Your title has a typo, Acrivision < Activision
  • gatzby
    Good news people, the receptionist has stayed on.
  • mikeadelic
    "Ultimately, Respawn will rise from Infinity Ward's ashes," concluded Stohl.
  • maigo
    Only the important people left, everyone that stayed just needs the pay check
  • JerseyFirefighter
    Acrivision.... ---insert asian joke here---
  • blazeorangeman
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
  • angryfingertips
    Next from Activision:
    "We need to charge $10 month for mp so we can hire better people"