Call of Duty lead designer Todd Alderman was one of many developers who departed Infinity Ward when Activision fired the studio’s co-founders in 2010. However, today it has been announced that he is returning as the studio’s new multiplayer project director.
“This is about hiring the best talent for the right position. Todd’s accomplishments speak for themselves,” Infinity Ward studio head Dave Stohl said in a statement provided to Game Informer. “We’re happy to have him lead multiplayer development here at Infinity Ward as well as provide a level of leadership across the entire studio team. Following last year’s combination with Neversoft, we’ve continued to add some great talent throughout the studio. As we focus on the future, there’s a real sense of energy that has us all excited about what’s to come.”
In addition to Todd re-joining the studio, Activision also confirmed that executive producer Mark Rubin left Infinity Ward late last year to pursue interests outside the gaming industry. Rubin had been with the studio since 2005, and worked on several Call of Duty titles including entries in the Modern Warfare trilogy.