Not one to sit on the sidelines of a good fight, EA has issued a wonderfully catty, short statement regarding the just-resolved lawsuit between Modern Warfare makers Jason West and Vince Zampella and EA's rival Activision.
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According to reporters in the courtoom, Modern Warfare creators Jason West and Vince Zampella's lawsuit against Activision has been resolved. The Los Angeles Times' Ben Fritz reports confirmation from both parties' lawyers, and that the terms of the agreement are confidential. Kotaku has reached out to both parties for comment and will update once we hear more.
The ongoing legal stoush between Activision and the creators of Call of Duty is set to hit the big time, with a California judge ruling that Jason West and Vince Zampella have grounds to sue their former publishers over unpaid royalties.
According to new documents released today, the ongoing legal battle between the creators of Call of Duty and the franchise's publishers is beginning to take its toll on those involved.
Yesterday, Activision accused rival games giant EA of all sort of skullduggery while suing them for $US400 million for allegedly trying to "hijack" the Call of Duty franchise. Today, EA fired back.
Infinity Ward founders and Modern Warfare creators Vince Zampella and Jason West may have formed a new games studio, but don't go expecting anything from them for a long time. They're too busy... buying furniture.
Infinity Ward, the studio behind Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, may have lost founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. Nearly 30 employees may have left in a mass exodus. Parent company Activision may be entangled in lawsuits, but that won't keep the studio down.
The exodus from Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward continues at a breakneck pace, with news today that a further eight employees have left the studio in the wake of the "Legal Warfare" showdown.
It was only a matter of time. Having recently established a new studio to get away from former bosses Activision, Modern Warfare creators Vince Zampella and Jason West have wasted no time recruiting seven of their former Infinity Ward colleagues.
Activision community man (and former games writer) Dan Amrich has taken to Facebook to chat with people about his employer's recent public relations issues. I don't think he's helping things.
On Friday, amidst much commentary and schadenfreude about the state of Modern Warfare development studio Infinity Ward was one attempt to turn the drama into song. Now, we just need someone to sing it.
A top Activision executive, speaking late this week after mass defections from Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward eviscerated morale there, defended the company's treatment of its developers, saying they're paid better under Activision than anywhere else.