The departures have been suspected following the firing of studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, who officially announced their new studio Respawn Entertainment on Monday. Respawn is signed to an exclusive publishing deal with the Electronic Arts Partners program, which allows a studio to retain control of its intellectual property.
The reported Infinity Ward departures are:
- Steve Fukuda - Lead Designer
- Zied Reike - Lead Designer
- Rayme Vinson - Programmer
- Chris Cherubini - Lead Artist