According to Bloomberg, Jason West and Vince Zampella, the Infinity Ward co-founders who were unceremoniously sacked earlier this week and confirmed this morning as suing Activision for royalties, are seeking “at least $36 million” from the action.
The complaint, which was press released this morning, was files at Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday, claiming breach of contract and wrongful termination.
The $36 million sought is in addition to control over the Modern Warfare brand, “a subset of the ‘Call of Duty’ combat games, according to a copy of the complaint,” according to the Bloomberg piece.
Zampella and West were fired from Infinity Ward this week in what has to be the most sensational games story in recent memory.
Activision claimed its actions had been taken in the name of “insubordination,” the following day revealing that newly-formed Sledgehammer is working on a CoD action-adventure, and that a new, as yet mysterious Call of Duty game is to release in 2011.
Infinity Ward is currently working on two Modern Warfare 2 DLC packs for release this year.
The next game in the Call of Duty franchise, developed by Treyarch and heavily rumoured to be set in Vietnam, is releasing later this year.
Call of Duty titles have generated approximately $3 billion in revenue so far.