Infinity Ward


Infinity Ward

Infobox_Company
company_name = Infinity Ward
company_
company_type = Subsidiary
company_slogan =
foundation = 2002
location = Encino, California
key_people =
num_employees =
industry = Computer and video games
revenue =
homepage = [http://www.infinityward.com/ Infinity Ward web site]
products =
parent = Activision
owner = Activision Blizzard

Infinity Ward, located in Encino, California, is a computer game developer founded in 2002 by 22 former employees of 2015, developers of "". Infinity Ward was acquired by Activision in October 2003.

"Call of Duty" success

Infinity Ward's first title, "Call of Duty", won over 80 Game of the Year awards cite web|url=http://www.activision.com/en_US/game_specific/e6d75d1f-2f68-4be9-9257-9a9a498593d4.html |title=Call of Duty |accessdate=2007-05-02 ] and 47 Editor's Choice Awards cite web|url=http://games.ign.com/articles/497/497239p1.html |title=Call of Duty Wins Game of the Year |accessdate=2007-05-02 ] . The sequel, "Call of Duty 2" for the Xbox 360 and PC has sold more than one million units in the U.S. alone cite web|url=http://www.gamespot.com/news/6157488.html |title=Sales of "Call of Duty 2" for the Xbox 360 Top One Million Units in the U.S. |accessdate=2007-05-02 ] . In addition, "Call of Duty 2" was the first Xbox 360 title to sell one million copies in the United Statescite web|url=http://www.gamespot.com/news/6157488.html | title=Sales of Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 Top One Million Units in the U.S. |accessdate=2007-05-02 ] . It continues to be among the highest-rated games for the platform, according to Game Rankings.cite web|url=http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/927725.asp?q=call%20of%20duty%202 | title=Call of Duty 2 - X360 |accessdate=2007-05-02 ] "" also has a massive commercial and critical success, selling over a combined 10 million copies as of January 25, 2008cite web | url =http://www.gamernode.com/news/5731-call-of-duty-4-sells-over-7-million-copies-worldwide/index.html | title = Call of Duty 4 sells over 7 million copies worldwide | work = GamerNode | accessdate = January 25 | accessyear = 2008] and received 95.3 out of 100 for Xbox 360 and PS3 on Gamerankings. The PC version earned a 93 out of 100. was developed by Gray Matter Interactive which later merged into Treyarch, the company who developed and Call of Duty 3. Treyarch will develop the game as well. However, some sources have reported that Infinity Ward may have renegotiated their contract with Activision so that the studio would be the sole developer of the FPS series beyond . However, this was debunked as a rumor and Treyarch and Infinity Ward will switch off on the series. [cite web | url=http://gameg33ks.blogspot.com/2008/04/infinity-ward-to-re-take-call-of-duty.html | title=Infinity Ward to Re-take the Call of Duty Reins? | work=gameg33ks] cite web|url=http://www.infinityward.com/community/blog/future-infinity-ward |title=The Future of Infinity Ward |accessdate=2008-07-26 ] .

Games developed

*"Call of Duty" (2003)
*"Call of Duty 2" (2005)
*"" (2007)
*"Call of Duty 6" (2009)

References

External links

* [http://www.infinityward.com/ Infinity Ward web site]
* [http://www.callofduty.com/ Call of Duty web site]
* [http://www.activision.com/ Activision web site]


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