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Activision Inaugurates Call of Duty Division

by Matthew Kato on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 publisher Activision has shuffled its corporate structure and in the process created a specific Call of Duty division.

Activision has confirmed the shakeup, although it happened quietly last week, reports the LA Times. Under the move, the company will be divided into four units: one handling Call of Duty, one for other internally developed titles such as the Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk franchises, one for licensed titles, and World of Warcraft developer Blizzard Entertainment. There were also a few changes in some of the positions of certain executives, although the controversial Bobby Kotick remains.

Although it's unlikely that your average gamer will be affected by these corporate changes, I wonder if it will influence the publisher's dealings with the wholly owned Call of Duty/Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward now that it has lost its leaders in the recently fired Jason West and Vince Zampella.