Infinity Ward to Merge with Neversoft
It looks as if two gaming greats are melding into one super studio now that Infinity Ward is merging with Neversoft.
Infinity Ward, developers of Call of Duty: Ghosts, got help from Neversoft, creators of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, to make the game. Now Giant Bomb reports that the two companies will be merged and still be called Infinity Ward, according to an internal memo written by CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg.
There is no available copy of the memo, but according to Giant Bomb, Hirshberg said, “As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts. And through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single ‘super-studio’ could emerge.”
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios for Activision, Dave Stohl, will lead the studio while the current studio head, Steve Ackrich, will remain at the studio in a leadership role.
There’s no word on any upcoming projects that the new Infinity Ward will have, but we’ll keep you updated on any developments.