Thu, Mar 04, 2010 | 19:58 GMT
Activision dismisses Infinity Ward suit as “meritless”
Activision has responded to the suit brought by former Infinity Ward execs Vince Zampella and Jason West as “meritless”.
According to the company, West and Zampella, who are now seeking at least $36 million from Activision, have “disappointed” the company.
Here’s the statement we just received from Activision:
“Activision is disappointed that Mr. Zampella and Mr. West have chosen to file a lawsuit, and believes their claims are meritless. Over eight years, Activision shareholders provided these executives with the capital they needed to start Infinity Ward, as well as the financial support, resources and creative independence that helped them flourish and achieve enormous professional success and personal wealth.
“In return, Activision legitimately expected them to honor their obligations to Activision, just like any other executives who hold positions of trust in the company. While the company showed enormous patience, it firmly believes that its decision was justified based on their course of conduct and actions. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans.”
It was revealed this morning that West and Zampella would be suing Activision for “refusing to honor the terms of its agreements” and for withholding royalties.
The two Infinity Ward co-founders were sacked this week, with Activision citing “insubordination”.
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