Drama at Infinity Ward
Drama is unfolding at Infinity Ward as reports of security outside headquarters and SEC filings fuel gossip that Jason West and Vince Zampella have been let go. Jason West and Vince Zampella were both executives and co-founders of Infinity Ward.
Jason and Vince were seen meeting with Activision with security present earlier this morning. An SEC filing by Activision states: “The Company is concluding an internal human resources inquiry into breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward. This matter is expected to involve the departure of key personnel and litigation. At present, the Company does not expect this matter to have a material impact on the Company.”
Snooping into Jason West’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages he lists his work with Infinity Ward as “past”.
Additionally, one of 1Up.com’s sources inside Infinity Ward has said that Activision is “flexing their muscles” against the studio, which is attempting to “push back against change.”
Infinity Ward was acquired by Activision in October 2003 after the success of Call of Duty.