I'm not the biggest fan of *Modern Warfare 2* and I've been composing a blog post in my head about my conflicted thoughts on it but this takes precedence.
Deja Vu - it wasn't too long after Spider-Man 2 that Pete & Don got let go from Treyarch. And yes, a lot of Pete & Don's friends (including me) quit as soon as our contracts were up. (And, without Pete & Tomo Moriwaki & James Chao & myself & others I can't help but notice that Spider-Man 3 didn't too well. Schadenfreude, baby.)
Although at the time I kind of understood Activision being hard-asses with us, because - hey - we weren't Infinity Ward. But Infinity Ward *is* Infinity Ward, so this does seem like killing the goose.
I understand Actard is also spreading out the bonuses they owe to Infinity Ward employees over the next two years, instead of giving it in a lump. Great way to get retirement on the job. A lot of those guys are going to do the minimum they can get away with and still keep their jobs...
I think firing Jason & Vince is a bad idea not just because of head count, but I think it could seriously hurt the brand. Years ago the fans followed Vince & Jason away from Medal of Honor to Call of Duty. I hope it will happen again.
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