According to reports that surfaced over the weekend, it looks like Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward and Neversoft could be set to merge, potentially creating a game development superpower like no other. The information is based on a leaked memo, purporting to be an internal communication from Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg which reads:
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.
The alleged leak accompanies some more Neversoft news, as studio director Scott Pease and studio lead Joel Jewett have both retirred from the studio - something which may, or may not, be related to any potential merger being on the horizon. With Activision's Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios Dave Stohl apparently set to be appointed the lead of the propsed super studio, however, it could mean that both Pease and Jewett feel like they've been bypassed for the new position and felt it best to leave on their own terms.