Activision is likely to close Infinity Ward following the completion of the second Modern Warfare 2 map pack.
That's according to Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey, who predicts that Modern Warfare 3 development will be handled by two other studios.
"Continued defections from their Infinity Ward studio have created meaningful uncertainty around the future of their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise," he said in an investor note.
"We expect Infinity Ward studio will be essentially closed after their next map pack release, with development work on Modern Warfare 3 spread between two studios not historically tied to the franchise."
This morning it emerged that 38 current or ex-staff have filed a lawsuit against Activision for breach of contract.
This is the story that just keeps on giving...