More Leaving IW


Its not looking good for the developers Infinity Ward, with two more people now leaving the Modern Warfare developer.

The studio’s lead animator Mark Grigsby and lead character animator Paul Messerly are the latest to leave the studio.

Grigsby was at IW for five years and even voiced one of the main characters in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, while Messerly was there for eight years, moving from the studio which formed Infinity Ward, 2015 Inc.

The latest departures bring the count of people no longer at the studio since the beginning of last month to 12, including the sackings of ex-bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West.

They both announced this week the formation of Respawn Entertainment, as well as a deal with EA Partners to publish the developer’s first game, although Respawn will maintain full control over the IPs it creates.

Respawn Development

Here is who has left the developer already since the departure of West and Zampella

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Zied Reike – Lead designers
Steve Fukuda- Lead designers
Rayme Vinson – programmer
Jon Shiring – Programmer
Bruce Ferriz – senior animator
Mackey McCandlish – Lead designer
Todd Alderman – Lead designer
Francesco (”Frank”) Gigliotti – lead software engineer
Mark Grigsby – lead animator
Paul Messerly- lead character animator

Overall its not looking very good for Infinity Ward at the moment and i wouldnt be surprised if we see a few more departures in the coming weeks, stay tuned as we will Update the site as we get more.

Thanks to Nani 17 for the heads up

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