The Infinity Ward situation has not been pretty and there's been a lot of negativity thrown Activision's way in the wake of the firings and resignations at the Call of Duty studio. In fact, independent developer Insomniac called the Infinity Ward news "horrifying." Although Activision has seen a ton of bad press, CEO Bobby Kotick recently insisted, "We remain the top destination for development talent in the video game industry."
Kotick's claim was quickly backed up when Halo developer Bungie signed a massive 10-year deal with Activision. Speaking with IndustryGamers about a newly launched indie games competition, Laird Malamed, Senior Vice President of Development, said that Activision has always been a big supporter of the development community, and he doesn't see the Infinity Ward controversy changing that.