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Old 03-02-10, 11:48 AM   #25
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Default Re: Something going down at Infinity Ward...literally.

It's funny that all these MW2 console fans say Vince and Jason made IW and COD, thus trying to say it was all Activision's fault. I'm sorry to tell everyone that Grant Collier made IW and COD. Not to mention the hatred between IW and Treyarch, where IW held back code while Treyarch developed COD:WW

I have a feeling they where let go because they thought their **** did not stink, thus Activision showing them who the boss is.

Then there is the wild rumor that IW has not received any royalties yet from sales of MW2. However if true, royalties are not paid out after a game ships, it's usalay the next quarter or two before royalties are paid.

Who knows, other then Jason lying to my face at the MW2 Xbox event I can see why Activsion escorted him out of the building....
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Old 03-02-10, 01:08 PM   #26
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well, IW developers came from the team that made Medal of Honor AA, so maybe some of these IW people will evolve into a new dev team and make a game that will top call of duty.
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Old 03-02-10, 03:40 PM   #27
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I love how people instantly assume Activision is evil... perhaps these guys are total doucgebags? You don't know.
No they are a great company..
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Old 03-02-10, 03:43 PM   #28
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Default Re: Something going down at Infinity Ward...literally.

I think we need to figure out who the lesser of two evils are in this situation and until we get some official info what the hell is going on, all we can do is speculate.
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i honestly would not miss infinity ward
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No one is saying Activision is a church, but they want to make money and these guys are good at it, plus they sent security to the office and have said some serious issues were going on.

They could be embezzlers, thieves, whatever, you have NO idea.
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Old 03-02-10, 04:49 PM   #31
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It's funny that all these MW2 console fans say Vince and Jason made IW and COD, thus trying to say it was all Activision's fault. I'm sorry to tell everyone that Grant Collier made IW and COD. Not to mention the hatred between IW and Treyarch, where IW held back code while Treyarch developed COD:WW

I have a feeling they where let go because they thought their **** did not stink, thus Activision showing them who the boss is.

Then there is the wild rumor that IW has not received any royalties yet from sales of MW2. However if true, royalties are not paid out after a game ships, it's usalay the next quarter or two before royalties are paid.

Who knows, other then Jason lying to my face at the MW2 Xbox event I can see why Activsion escorted him out of the building....
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Just look at the arrogance in the development of MW2. No dedicated server, no developer console, $60 PC price tag, forced Steam integration, and the QA on the game prior to launch was minimal IMO.
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Old 03-02-10, 05:30 PM   #32
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This just released via Activision

Activision Publishing Reveals New Plans for Call of Duty(R) Franchise

--Company to Establish Dedicated Business Unit to Focus on Product Excellence and Brand Expansion --Company Confirms New Call of Duty Game To Be Released in 2011 --Activision Publishing Plans to Launch Call of Duty in New Genres and Asia

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced new strategic plans for the Call of Duty(R) franchise, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

The plans include the formation of a dedicated business unit that will bring together its various new brand initiatives with focused, dedicated resources around the world. The company intends to expand the Call of Duty brand with the same focus seen in its Blizzard(R) Entertainment business unit. This will include a focus on high-margin digital online content and further the brand as the leading action entertainment franchise in new geographies, new genres and with new digital business models.

"2010 will be another important year for the Call of Duty franchise," stated Mike Griffith, President and CEO of Activision Publishing. "In addition to continued catalog sales, new downloadable content from Infinity Ward and a new Call of Duty release, we are excited about the opportunity to bring the franchise to new geographies, genres and players."

The company expects to release a new Call of Duty game from Treyarch this fall. In addition, Infinity Ward is in development on the first two downloadable map packs for Modern Warfare(R) 2 for release in 2010.

The company is also for the first time announcing that a new game in the Call of Duty series is expected to be released in 2011 and that Sledgehammer Games, a newly formed, wholly owned studio, is in development on a Call of Duty game that will extend the franchise into the action-adventure genre. Sledgehammer is helmed by industry veterans Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey. Prior to joining Activision Publishing, Schofield was the Executive Producer of the award-winning game, Dead Space and Michael Condrey was the Sr. Development Director on the game. The Dead Space franchise has won more than 80 industry awards worldwide including the prestigious A.I.A.S. Action Game of the Year and two B.A.F.T.A.S.

The Call of Duty business unit will be led by Philip Earl, who currently runs Activision Publishing's Asia Pacific region and previously served in senior executive positions with Procter & Gamble and Nestle. Activision Publishing veterans Steve Pearce, chief technology officer and Steve Ackrich, head of production, will lead Infinity Ward on an interim basis. Jason West and Vince Zampella are no longer with Infinity Ward.

Lastly, Activision Publishing announced that the company is in discussions with a select number of partners to bring the franchise to Asia, one of the fastest growing regions for online multiplayer games in the world.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision Publishing and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

- Thanks to Zeroy via twitter for the heads up
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Old 03-02-10, 05:38 PM   #33
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Is is too late to set up dedi's for MW:2???
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Holy crap. Lets hope Hitler doesn't hear about this. But this may also be a blessing in disguise in that these dudes may form a new studio like what they did after leaving EA and go on to create something great that surpasses COD and MOH. That said I'm not really heartbroken over this after they dicked us PC gamers over.
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These guys are really on the upward greed cycle - higher margins, less value, screw the customer for as much as possible. This will go on for a few years until a "new" management trend "emerges" and the focus will shift to greater customer satisfaction, better value in products etc, and that will be the downward cycle.

well I hope it comes full circle.

It's just as shame because up until 2 months before MW2 was released, infinity ward were one of the good guys. They were probably my favorite developer. Now I just feeling ramming Robert Bowling's shiney little head up the ass of a camel.
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Yeah, brand nosedive just like Guitar Hero in the works here.

Companies never learn.
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