reports that three more staffers have left Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
developer Infinity Ward. Programmer Jon Shiring and senior animator Bruce Ferriz independently confirmed that they were leaving IW, with Ferriz heading to Big Red Button Entertainment
and Shiring not providing more information. "I'm not trying to create spectacle, I just wanted to avoid the LinkedIn nonsense," Shiring said of his move, referring to two former IW employees
who were discovered via LinkedIn to have left the studio. Lead designer Mackey McCandlish has also confirmed (via Twitter
) that he's leaving the studio after "a great 8+ year run."
This news comes just one day after the ousted IW co-founders announced the creation of Respawn Entertainment
and a partnership with ... ahem
... EA Partners. As of this writing, no ex-Infinity Ward employees have joined the new venture.