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Respawn Entertainment
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Electronic Arts
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Los Angeles Times
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2015, Inc.
(Video Games)
 

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Infinity Ward

Knowledge Identifier: &Infinity_Ward

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Infinity Ward

American video game developer add

Category: Business (26)

Founded in 2002.

Countries: United States (82%), (18%)

Main connections: Activision, Neversoft, LinkedIn

Linked to: Activision, LinkedIn, Neversoft, CNET Networks, Inc.

 

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2003

The studio's first game, World War II shooter "Call of Duty", was released on the PC in 2003 add something


2006

Call of Duty - Released on November 7, 2006, the game was developed by Treyarch, and was the first major installment in the "Call of Duty" series not to be developed by Infinity Ward


2009

Co-founder Collier has since left the company in early 2009 to join the parent company Activision add something


2010

This coincided with Jason West and Vince Zampella editing their profiles on the website LinkedIn to list Infinity Ward as a former employer as of March 2010 add something

 

Respawn Entertainment - This coincided with Jason West and Vince Zampella editing their profiles on the website LinkedIn to list Infinity Ward as a former employer as of March 2010

 

On March 1, 2010, Activision amended its report with the Securities and Exchange Commission to add notification that two senior employees of Infinity Ward were being fired due to "breaches of contract and insubordination" add something

 

Respawn Entertainment - On March 1, 2010, Activision amended its report with the Securities and Exchange Commission to add notification that two senior employees of Infinity Ward were being fired due to "breaches of contract and insubordination"

 

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick addressed Infinity Ward studio heads on March 2, 2010 about Zampella and West's dismissal add something

 

This was revealed to be the reason behind the firings when West and Zampella filed a lawsuit against & Activision on March 4, 2010 over "substantial royalty payments" that Activision failed to pay them in the weeks leading up to their firing add something

 

On April 9, 2010 a countersuit was filed by Activision stating their actions in firing Zampella and West were justified, calling the two "self-serving schemers" add something

 

On April 12, 2010 the LA Times reported that West and Zampella were forming a new independent gaming studio known as Respawn Entertainment add something

 

On April 27, 2010, 38 current and former employees of Infinity Ward brought a lawsuit against Activision add something

 

Throughout April and May 2010, 46 employees, among them lead designers and programmers who worked on "Modern Warfare 2", abruptly left Infinity Ward add something

 

The trial date for this case was revealed on July 9, 2010 to be scheduled for May 23, 2011 add something

 

As of July 10, 2010, 38 of the 46 Infinity Ward employees who resigned from that studio following the firings of West and Zampella revealed through their LinkedIn and Facebook profiles that they had signed on with Respawn Entertainment add something


2011

In January 2011, the court will rule on Activision's petition to join EA as a defendant add something

 

Activision was set for June 14, 2011 at the Central Civil West Courthouse at 9:00 am, case number SC107041 add something

 

The countersuit mentioned that "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" is in development, and it is scheduled for release on November 8, 2011 add something


2012

On March 27, 2012 Robert Bowling issued the following statement on his Twitter account: "Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision" add something

 

It was rescheduled again for March 29, 2012, and further rescheduled for June 1st add something

 

On March 31, 2012, The two parties agreed to a confidential settlement add something

 

However several delays pushed the court hearing to the May 29, 2012 add something

 

Due to problems assembling a jury pool the date was pushed back even further to June 1, 2012, with 22 days to reach a conclusion add something

 

On June 1, 2012 Robert Bowling announced the development of "Human Element", the first project of his newly formed developer, Robotoki add something

 

Ouya - On July 19, 2012, Robert Bowling, former Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward, announced in a blog post and through an update on the Ouya Kickstarter page that his newly formed studio Robotoki would be the first developer to commit to creating a game exclusively for the Ouya


2013

Respawn has begun work on its first project and is slated for release in 2013 with some teaser images posted on their website add something


2014

Neversoft - In 2014 it was reported that Neversoft had been merged with "Call of Duty" creators Infinity Ward to create what was internally referred to as a "super-studio"

 

Respawn's first project, "Titanfall," is to be released in March 2014 add something

 

In May 2014, Neversoft was merged to Infinity Ward add something

 

Gun (video game) - Activision merged Neversoft with developer Infinity Ward in May 2014

 

Neversoft - The studio was merged to Infinity Ward in May 2014

 

On May 3, 2014, Neversoft was merged into Infinity Ward add something


2015

2015, Inc. - At the same time, a group of people left 2015 to form Infinity Ward, a studio that would become known for the rival "Call of Duty" series based around the same concept


2016

On February 12, 2016, Infinity Ward announced that they will develop the new "Call of Duty" installment add something