RainbowByte said:If they are let go, they're most likely being given golden parachutes and signing a no-compete + no solicit former colleagues for at least 1year.
For anyone else not at the top of the food chain that is kept, they'd probably get offered a bonus and need to sign a no-compete+contract to lock them down (prevent them from not quitting or going off to work on battlefield, etc )
He updated his facebook (or if it indeed is his) the very same day.Y2Kev said:Would he update his linkedin the very same day?
I hate to break this to you, but I'm not sure a lot of IW employees would be willing to move to Sweden.RainbowByte said:(prevent them from not quitting or going off to work on battlefield, etc )
shagg_187 said:He updated his facebook (or if it indeed is his) the very same day.
When you get laid off, you start looking for a new job instead of crying about the one you lost.
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/callofduty4modernwarfare/news.html?sid=6232123Instro said:This is incredibly strange, if any of this is true Im amazed at how quickly relations between IW and Activision could have gone south so quickly unless this has been brewing for awhile.
"Activision did not want Modern Warfare," Infinity Ward chief creative officer Vince Zampella told Britain-based Official PlayStation Magazine in an interview, relayed by UK gaming site CVG. "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."
Call of Duty project lead Jason West went on to note, "We had to fight for everything. They wanted it to be World War II. Again."
In fact, Zampella said that Infinity Ward was ready to leave the WWII setting after the original Call of Duty, which received glowing reviews upon its release for the PC in 2003. Notably, Activision announced that it had acquired the Encino, California-based developer for an undisclosed sum one day after the original COD shipped in October of that year.
"With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it being World War II," Zampella said. "But Activision really wanted it, the compromise sort of being that we'd get some dev kits for consoles in exchange for doing a World War II game. We always wanted to be on consoles and Activision saw us as more of a PC developer."
bhlaab said:I have a feeling the major players could reform as a brand new company fairly easily.
It doesn't stop employers from strong-arming employees from signing them, and company lawyers dragging people into court even if it gets thrown out has a way of still intimidating people.platypotamus said:no-competes are unenforceable in CA, IIRC
XiaNaphryz said:Well, his LinkedIn now says this (note how it says March 2010 as opposed to Present):
Public Company; ATVI; Computer Games industry
January 2001 March 2010 (9 years 3 months)
Also, said job title is in the "Past" category as opposed to "Current."
RainbowByte said:It doesn't stop employers from strong-arming employees from signing them, and company lawyers dragging people into court even if it gets thrown out has a way of still intimidating people.
If the higher ups get let go, a condition of their pay-out is to not tip-off the employees and go into hiding or be 'unavailable' until the employess are let go, etc
Unemployed I suspect. :lolTruespeed said:That would be the "community" guy or whatever he's calling himself nowadays .
KratosKilla said:This is pretty messed up.
Tina Sanchez from 1up tweeted.
My friends are going to be okay. =] fucked up stuff though
But that could be the people she's friends with there or everyone at IW.
monchi-kun said:note to developers
When Bobby Kotick comes by and brings cash give him the ASCII "No Thank You" and be on your merry way.
Independence has its risks but the price for selling out to a big publisher is shittier...
Out of curiosity, where were you working at the time? Troika?platypotamus said:Meh, we're over it. Was like 5 years ago. Applicably enough to this thread, Activision had been our last publisher too.
Kholdstare101 said:Grabbed a screencap.
I'm guessing you're not seeing any date specifics because the guy who posted the screencap's not at least 3 degrees away.shagg_187 said:Oh and from the looks of it, Jason has changed his LinkedIn profile. I don't see all that info anymore. Is it just me?
Manos: The Hans of Fate said:Unemployed I suspect. :lol
That's evil, but karma is a bitch. I really felt IW had no reason to crap on WaW, but they felt the need too.
I AM JOHN! said:Out of curiosity, where were you working at the time? Troika?