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Infinity Ward: We could have left Call of Duty

The team that invented Call of Duty said it could have abandoned the series altogether. Instead, developer Infinity Ward chose to leave the Modern Warfare brand behind, and build a whole new Call of Duty with a new engine and new characters. We all really knew we wanted to continue …

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Zampella confirms that West has left Respawn

Jason West has indeed left Respawn Entertainment. MCV reported yesterday that the Call of Duty co-creator was understood to have left the studio as long ago as last May. Jason has left Respawn to take care of some family issues,” fellow Call of Duty co-creator and Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella …

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Call of Duty’s Jason West is no longer a Respawn employee

Jason West has reportedly long since departed developer Respawn Entertainment. As if you needed reminding, Jason West and Vince Zampella were the co-founders of Infinity Ward and oversaw Call of Duty’s rise to global dominance. However, the pair’s fame is more to do with their high-profile departure from IW and …

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Greg Zeschuk remains at BioWare, but takes back seat role

UPDATE: Zeschuk has confirmed his departure from the role of general manager at BioWare Austin, though he remains an employee at the studio he co-founded. "With regard to BioWare Austin, I handed off the leadership of the studio to Matthew Bromberg quite some time ago (back in May),” he told …

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Wii’ve still got some surprises

Yes, Nintendo’s new home console is now just weeks away from its E3 debut, but the platform holder has told MCV that there are still some surprises left for owners of its current machine. "There are great new pieces of software launching this year such as Wii Play: Motion in …

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Google loses games boss

Having only joined the firm in April, Google’s games boss Mark DeLoura has left the company. It was not the perfect fit for me,” DeLoura said on his blog, on which he gives no reason for his departure. I’m looking forward to my next adventure. The web feels like it …

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Gosen leaves Microsoft

Two years on from his return to the games industry as the head of Microsoft’s casual games movement, David Gosen is leaving the Xbox platform holder, MCV can reveal. Gosen, whose former roles include Nintendo Europe MD and I-Play CEO, is to leave his position as VP of strategic marketing …

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Infinity Ward in disarray

In what is in danger of becoming a daily ritual at the Activision owned developer Infinity Ward, two more key staff members have walked out on the studio, bringing the total number of departures to 11. If you include ousted bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella, that number now stands …

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Wapshott leaves ELSPA

ELSPA has confirmed to MCV that Tim Wapshott has departed the trade body. A brief statement from director general Michael Rawlinson reads: ELSPA announces that Tim Wapshott, head of communications, has now left the organisation with effect from February 15th 2010. Tim has made a significant contribution to the company, …

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FIFA 10 closes in on 10m sales

Sales of EA’s FIFA 10 are nearing the 10m sales mark, the publisher has confirmed. As of the end of December, total sales of the game totalled 9.7m units since its release last October – success that EA boss John Riccitiello pins on the overwhelmingly positive critical reception the title …

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