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Infinity Ward, Inc.

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Infinity Ward is a development studio based in the USA and founded by Grant Collier in 2001. The company has exclusively worked on the Call of Duty series - a line of warfare games. A part of the development team was originally responsible for the Medal of Honor series. Initially focused on PC titles, the series branched out to consoles with the release of Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 in 2005.

The studio is owned by Activision. In 2002 it acquired a 30% equity, and the remaining 70% was acquired in 2003.

In the Spring of 2010 a substantial amount of people left the company. It started as a conflict between Infinity Ward managers Vince Zampella and Jason West, and publisher Activision, over royalties for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Both Zampella and West left the company, forming the development studio Respawn Entertainment. Other developers left as well, including lead designers Steve Fukuda and Zied Reike, programmer Rayme Vinson, lead artist Chris Cherubini and senior animator Bruce Ferris. In late April 2010 more developers were confirmed to have left the studio for Respawn: Mackey McCandlish, Jon Shiring, Todd Alderman, Rayme Vinson, Chris Cherubini, Mark Grisby and John Paul Messerly.

In December 2017 the formation of the Polish division Infinity Ward Poland was announced. The studio was incorporated on 13th July 2018 and is led by Michał Drobot.

17 Games Released (2003 - 2022)

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series...)
Call of Duty: MWII - Modern Warfare II (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Campaign Remastered (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: Warzone (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: WWII (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4...)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Jackal Assault VR Experience (2016 on PlayStation 4)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Remastered (2016 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Call of Duty: MW3 (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Call of Duty 2 (2005 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh)
Call of Duty (2003 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)

History +

October 30th, 2003

Activision exercises its option to acquire the remaining 70% of common stock in Infinity Ward.

May 21st, 2002

Activision acquires 30% equity in the newly formed development studio Infinity Ward.

August 2001

Grant Collier founded Infinity Ward.

Trivia +

Infinity Ward was named as "Best Developer of 2007" by the gaming website GameSpy.

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