Rumours have been flying for a while that Infinity Ward and Neversoft would merge into one studio, but now those rumours have been confirmed by the Call of Duty developers on their official Twitter feed.
We're thrilled about our merger with @Neversoft! The entire team is
excited about the future— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) May 4, 2014
The news comes after a leaked memo from Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg was publishedlast weekend, with Hirshberg featiling the merger and confirming that the Neversoft name would be retired.
"The impact of their 20-year run of hard work and success cannot be overstated," said Hirshberg. "As already mentioned, we are merging these two very talented teams and obviously had to choose a name for the combined studio. Since the Infinity Ward brand is indelibly tied to the Call of Duty franchise, it is the sensible choice. While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things--which are the Neversoft team’s talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence--all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter."
More information on the merger as soon as we get it.