Infinity Ward Bosses Missing, Staff "Freaked" And "Confused"
This is almost too Bond-esque to be believable, but considering G4 is the source and we're nowhere near April 1, we'll assume it's legit...as strange and ominous as it sounds.
According to G4TV, something a little unsettling is happening at Infinity Ward HQ. Apparently, a source close to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer said a "bunch of bouncer-types" just showed up at the studio and wouldn't tell anyone why they were there. The source adds that everyone in the office is "on edge" and nobody has any idea what's happening; the tension has risen because IW head bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West have not returned from a meeting with Activision earlier in the day. Lately, they say the relationship between developer and publisher has been "tense," and because of all the combined elements to this story, IW team members are being described as "freaked out and confused." Neither Activision or Infinity Ward has issued anything official on the matter, and we're not even going to guess. This whole thing sounds just too dark and bizarre; we really hope it's just getting a little blown out of proportion and nothing serious has happened. We're also not willing to guess at the "boucer types;" in all honesty, we didn't know any game companies had such types on staff.
What is with the news this week? Are the stars or planets aligned in a certain pattern? Since when are we writing news stories like this?
3/2/2010 12:15:03 AM Ben Dutka