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Ward slams Nintendo and EA over Wii U’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Criterion founder Alex Ward has attacked both Nintendo and EA over their treatment of Need for Speed: Most Wanted on Wii U. Having said on Twitter that his new studio Three Fields will make games for all platforms where we can self-publish” Ward was asked whether this included Wii U. …

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Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry leave Criterion

Studio co-founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have left EA-owned developer Criterion Games. "Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA," a spokesperson told Polygon. "We appreciate their many contributions through the years and wish them well in their future endeavours. "The incredibly creative and talented team at …

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UPDATED: Criterion’s Ward is done with the racing genre

UK developer Criterion is stepping away from the racing genre to make something new”. At least, that’s the impression given by boss Alex Ward. Few studios have as rich a racing heritage as Criterion, whose past credits include the seminal Burnout series and 2010’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The …

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Bungie deal wont offset Infinity Ward ills

It’s a solid business deal with one of the most reputable developers in the industry, but the announcement of Activision and Bungie’s ten-year agreement is (almost) as much about PR as it is about profits. Nonetheless, analyst Michael Pachter doesn’t believe the news is enough to completely counter the negative …

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Bungie: Activision is the best choice

Look at how Activision treats its developers!” Why would any studio want to sign with them?” Just two of the comments MCV has heard in recent weeks as the Infinity Ward conflict slowly unfolded. So the announcement today that Activision has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal for a forthcoming …

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Hickey: Infinity Ward to close

The ongoing disturbance at Activision’s Modern Warfare studio has left the publisher with a plummeting workforce but a strong brand in Infinity Ward. Yet an analyst has come out to suggest that the studio will soon close, with the Modern Warfare franchise moving to other studio brands. Janco Partners’ Mike …

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Two more IW devs join at Respawn

Senior software engineer Chris Lambert and designer Brent McLeod have joined Respawn Entertainment. Having been part of the recent Infinity Ward exodus, the pair made the announcement of their new jobs on their LinkedIn profiles. Develop has full coverage.

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Infinity Ward departures hit 25

In what has become a slow twist of the knife for publishing powerhouse Activision, a further eight developers have left Modern Warfare 2 studio Infinity Ward. Ongoing embarrassment for the lawsuit-riddled Activision continues, as a total of 25 staff is said to have left the highly prized development outfit. According …

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Infinity Ward now -18

Activision studio Infinity Ward has now lost close to twenty per cent of Modern Warfare 2 staff since the Zampella and West row, with news that five more have quit the beleaguered outfit. Reports claim that senior designers Mohammad Alavi, Chad Grenier and Brent McLeod have left the group. Joining …

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Modern Warfare damaged by IW saga

Modern Warfare will live on, it will continue to sell by the bucket load – but both review scores and overall sales will forever be less than they were due to Activision’s legal spat with Infinity Ward, according to Michael Pachter. I think that it is likely that future games …

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