Thursday, 4 March 2010

Sacked Infinity Ward Staff Strike Back (Lawfully)

Leading on from their abrupt departure from games developer Infinity Ward earlier this week, former studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella have filed a lawsuit against Activision regarding unpaid bonuses. West commented:
“We were shocked by Activision's decision to terminate our contract. We poured our heart and soul into that company, building not only a world class development studio, but assembling a team we've been proud to work with for nearly a decade. We think the work we've done speaks for itself.”
Zampella added:
“After all we have given to Activision, we shouldn't have to sue to get paid.”
Although there are always 2 sides to every argument it appears to a difficult state of affairs for both parties concerned. The case continues. Robert Schwartz, the pair's attorney commented:
“Instead of thanking, lauding, or just plain paying Jason and Vince for giving Activision the most successful entertainment product ever offered to the public, last month Activision hired lawyers to conduct a pre-textual 'investigation' into unstated and unsubstantiated charges of 'insubordination' and 'breach of fiduciary duty,' which then became the grounds for their termination on Monday, March 1st.”
What will it spell for the 'quality' of the Call of Duty franchise...?

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