Infinity Ward Loses More Staff

Infinity Ward Loses More Staff

Activision-owned Infinity Ward has lost two more long-serving members of staff, with veteran programmer Jon Shiring and lead designer Mackey McCandlish exiting the Modern Warfare developer.

Shiring announced via Twitter (thanks, 1UP) that he was leaving the company after six years of service, during which time he had worked as a programmer on Call Of Duty 2, Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2.

Meanwhile, Modern Warfare 2 lead designer Mackey McCandlish announced his departure via Facebook. According to Kotaku, he had been with the company for eight years.

The announcements were made on the same day that former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella established a new independent development studio and issued a recruitment call for staff. The pair are currently involved in a legal dispute with former employer Activision regarding their dismissal from the company in March.

Earlier this month, lead designer Todd Alderman and lead software engineer Francesco Gigliotti also left Infinity Ward, after eight and seven years respectively.

Activision said yesterday that Infinity Ward retains a “deep bench of proven talent”.