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Infinity Ward to close after next map pack?

After several high profile staff walkouts, an analyst believes the studio behind Modern Warfare 2 will be 'essentially closed' once the next map pack launches. 

Earlier this month we reported that an Infinity Ward insider said that the studio will continue to crumble in the wake of some major staff departures. Now an analyst has said that the dev could shut down completely.

"Continued defections from their Infinity Ward studio have created meaningful uncertainty around the future of their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise," said Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey.

He then goes on to call it: "We expect Infinity Ward studio will be essentially closed after their next map pack release, with development work on Modern Warfare 3 spread between two studios not historically tied to the franchise."

Guinness World Records recently said that the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the most successful entertainment launch of all time. At least they went out with a bang.

Are you worried about what will happen to the Call Of Duty franchise or do you think it had already run its course?

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