Since Jason West and Vince Zampella left Infinity Ward and founded Respawn Entertainment, developers have been leaving Infinity Ward faster than passengers from the Titanic. Today's update brings us another 4, all of which have defected to the EA-backed Respawn.
Preston Glenn, Zied Rieke, Chad Genier and Sean Slayback, all designers, are the most recent batch of defectors. The total number of transfers (that we know of) is now at 16, with several more leaving for other studios as well. Stayback started his tenure with Treyarch, working on their last attempt at a Call of Duty game, World at War, before leaving and joining Infinity Ward in time to work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
The guys over at PCGamerUK put together a video of the end credits to Modern Warfare 2 with the names of everyone who has left scratched out. They have updated it somewhat, and here it is. It makes it much more obvious how big of a deal this is for Activision. Good thing they have Bungie on their side now.
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