After the incredible sackings of Jason West and Vince Zampella for alleged insubordination and breach of contract, Infinity Ward and Activision have confirmed they have gone. Not only that but they have named interim replacements for the Infinity Ward studio.
CTO Steve Pearce and head of production Steve Ackrish will take over for now although it may not be permanent. Activision announced the staffing changes as part of their creation of a Call of Duty “Business Unit” – a model that they compared to Blizzard overseeing World of Warcraft, but for the CoD community.
The fine points of what actually happened have yet to be revealed and it is uncertain how West and Zampella will react to this very public affair.