Activision did not want Modern Warfare

I am more than happy to hear that Infinity Ward fought for these titles to be released. I do not know what heads over at Activision think that such a title would be a risk. What type of people are they actually asking or who was doing the marketing research to think that no one would want such a title? These guys should be instantly fired from the company.

Why? The outcome was fucking crazy, ignore Modern Warfare 2 sells for a moment and just take a look at just Call of Duty 4. Yup, not much a risk anymore was it Activision and now you are rich. Not many people want games of the past anymore. Everybody is loving Modern this and that. Examples: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, Medal of Honor, Battlefield Series and others.

Former Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West said last year that Activision never wanted to create a Modern Warfare title – and the studio had to “fight” to convince the publisher to let them create CoD4.

Zampella and West were sensationally ousted from their positions yesterday – after Activision security ‘stormed’ Infinity Ward HQ in California. The publisher accused some Infinity Ward staff – thought to be West and Zampella – of ‘insubordination’.

But it appears disagreement between the parties was nothing new. In October last year, Zampella and West discussed their differences of opinion with Activision to OPM. West even said Infinity Ward had to “fight for everything” with their owners.

Zampella added: “Activision also did not want Modern Warfare. They thought working on a modern game was risky and [thought], ‘oh my god you can’t do that, it’s crazy!’ They were doing market research to show us we were wrong the whole time,” he said.