Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Infinity Ward Staff Begin Lawsuit Against Activision

Ah, here we go. A group of 38 plaintiffs, the "Infinity Ward Employee Group" have filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Activision.

The group alleges Activision has breached contract, breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, violation of California labour code and more, seeking "a large amount of unpaid royalties."

The suit references that $28 million in royalties have been paid in regards to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but a whopping $58 million is still outstanding. The group is seeking to recover between $75 million and $125 million, if not more, in compensatory damages."

The suit also states "Activision withheld the property of the IWEG in an attempt to keep the employees hostage so that Activision could reap the benefit of the completion of Modern Warfare 3."

Interesting stuff. Activision has already responded to the suit, stating:
"Activision believes the action is without merit. Activision retains the discretion to determine the amount and the schedule of bonus payments for MW2 and has acted consistent with its rights and the law at all times. We look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right."
It's now officially on.

1 comment:

W. J. Rice said...

It's on like Donkey Kong