Call Of Duty Dev Infinity Ward Evacuated After Bomb Threat
Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward, responsible for the creation of the Modern Warfare series among other CoD titles, was forced to evacuate employees from its Los Angeles office yesterday, following a bomb threat.
According to Kotaku, who were informed by a member of Infinity's staff, police arrived at the Woodland Hills-based studio and were able to lead everyone to safety without any problems.
Activision, the parent company of Infinity Ward, has been contacted by several gaming outlets in the wake of the incident, but is yet to comment.
Comicbook.com [via IGN] added that Infinity Ward's building was just one of several evacuated in the area evacuated due to similar threats.
And, as reported by CBS News, a number of comparable bomb threats were issued yesterday. Those that were received in New York City were noted as "not credible" by the NYPD.
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Thirty to 40 emails or messages, all of which centre around a Bitcoin ransom, were sent to schools, hospitals and other locations in NYC on Thursday. Allegedly, they demanded $20,000 worth of the cryptocurrency.
The NYPD informed Twitter that "there is an email being circulated containing a bomb threat asking for bitcoin payment. While this email has been sent to numerous locations, searches have been conducted and NO DEVICES have been found.
"We are currently monitoring multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations throughout the city. These threats are also being reported to other locations nationwide & are NOT considered credible at this time."
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare received a mixed reception in 2016, but the studio is now working on a 2019 CoD title which is strongly rumoured to be a fourth entry in the Modern Warfare series.
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