Update: Added two more.
NeoGAF member Akia assembled a list of folks who have left Infinity Ward as of late.
Here’s the list thus far:
- Jason West — President, Game Director (fired)
- Vince Zampella — CEO, Co-Founder (fired)
- Francesco Gigliotti — Lead Software Engineer
- Jon Shiring — Lead Programmer
- Chris Cherubini — Lead Artist
- Bruce Ferriz — Senior Animator (joined a start-up, Big Red Button Entertainment)
- Todd Alderman — Lead Designer
- Mackey McCandlish — Lead Designer
- Steve Fukuda — Lead Designer
- Zied Reike — Lead Designer
- Rayme Vinson — Programmer
- Mark Grigsby — Lead Animator
- Paul Messerly — Lead Character Animator
Many designers, but most importantly: most of them are leads. Leads are pretty influential people.
If the Penny-Arcade comic from 2003 is accurate, approximately 20 people left 2015 to form Infinity Ward. Will more break away from Infinity Ward this time around? Who knows? All I know is that it’ll be absolutely amazing if Respawn Entertainment’s new game ends up breaking Modern Warfare 2‘s sales record.