More Call of Duty Veterans Quit Infinity Ward

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 13, 2010 6:10am PDT Modern Warfare 2 lead designer Mackey McCandlish and veteran Call of Duty series programmer Jon Shiring have left developer Infinity Ward, Edge reports, a mere week after another two high-ranking developers quit the Activision-owned studio.

"After almost 6 years at Infinity Ward, I resigned today," wrote Shiring on Twitter. "I'm incredibly proud of everything we accomplished and I'm going to miss everyone." Shiring joined Infinity Ward during Call of Duty 2 while McCandlish was there from Call of Duty.

Their departures came to light on the day that fired Infinity Ward co-founders Vince Zampella and Jason West announced the founding of their new development studio Respawn Entertainment, which has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Activision's rival Electronic Arts through its EA Partners scheme. However, there's no indication yet of McCandlish or Shiring joining Respawn, or the events being connected.

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