Mar 5, 2010

Infinity Ward vs. Activision: Legal Battle Heating Up

By Paul Hunter

For days now a massive legal battle has been brewing between Call of Duty series creator, Infinity Ward, and their parent company Activision. The trouble began on March 2nd when a G4 report stated from a source close to the developer that "bouncer types" has entered the facilities announced.

As the story unfold we learned that Infinity Ward's President, Jason West, and CEO, Vince Zampella, had been fired from their positions with Activision citing "insubordination" as the cause.

I summarized the latest news on this developing story over on the Future Shop Tech Blog on Wednesday, here's a snippet from the article:

"According to the G4 source, earlier in the day Infinity Ward's President, Jason West, and CEO, Vince Zampella, had a meeting with Activision and the pair has not been seen by staff since.

An SEC filing issued by Activision the same day contained a paragraph stating that the company is in the process of "concluding an internal human resources inquiry into breaches of contract and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward." The original G4 report described the relationship between Infinity Ward and the publisher lately as "tense", and rumours of creative differences have painted a hazy picture of ongoing disagreements between the parties."

To read my full write-up on this breaking news, check out the Tech Blog article here.

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