Infinity Ward continues to see staffers jump ship in the wake of the continued drama that has surrounded the developer and Activision over the past month and a half.
As IGN reports, programmer Jon Shiring and Modern Warfare 2 lead designer Mackey McCandlish both announced their departures from Infinity Ward yesterday via their respective Twitter accounts.
The announcements conveniently came on the same day that former IW heads Vince Zampella and Jason West announced the formation of their new Electronic Arts-financed company, Respawn Entertainment.
Last week, it was reported that lead designer Todd Alderman and software engineer Francesco Gigliotti had also left Infinity Ward after working there for around eight years each.
It’s easy to assume that ex-IW folks will be welcomed with open arms at Respawn, but there’s no telling how many will take advantage of it. Senior animator Bruce Ferriz, who also recently left IW, told IGN that he is now working for Big Red Button Entertainment.