It isn't the first time that ex-Call of Duty developers have founded their own studio, but this time it's two former Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Ghosts devs who are doing their own thing with Reload Studios.
Headed by co-founders James Chung and Taehoon Oh, the dozen strong crew at Reload are already hard at work on a new first-person shooter "for VR and mobile devices and next-gen consoles".
Chung commented: "When I first saw what the latest round of VR devices could do, I realized these were not just peripherals but brand new platforms that could transform the way we experience, interact with and create media. It was the perfect time to follow my passion and bring together the most talented people I know under one roof to form a development culture that promotes creativity and collaboration."
To which Oh added: "People are always looking for something new. Just as smartphones changed the way we live our lives, I am sure VR will change the way people experience media content. As a game developer, this realization compelled me to become part of a new team that focuses on developing VR content."
The studio isn't all Infinity Ward escapees, as there are also some former Heavy Iron employees thrown into the mix. Among them is Nik Ranieri, a former character animator for Disney, who has worked on movies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Little Mermaid. This certainly makes for an interesting mix of talents.