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EA “disappointed” with Activision over Infinity Ward situation

Wednesday, 10th March 2010 23:04 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Speaking at GDC earlier today, EA COO John Schappert said he was “disappointed” with Activision over the way its handling an Infinity Ward legal situation which has seen bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West fired for apparent “insubordination”.

Speaking in a speech, the exec said:

“I’m disappointed because I think Jason and Vince, on the human side, are two great guys. I know them personally, they’ve done great things. And I think they’re two of the best creative leaders in our space.

“I hope that they find a way to continue to make games and focus on that during this period.”

He also gave praise to Modern Warfare 2 during the session, although he said there won’t be any winners in the upcoming court-case between the two parties.

Earlier tonight, Activision formally announced a March 30 release date for the first MW2 map pack on 360. A PS3 and PC date for it will be decided down the line, eventually.

Thanks, IGN.

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12 Comments

  1. cookiejar

    You know things are bad, when EA says THEY are disappointed in YOU.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. V_Ben

    Hey Guys, At EA we wouldn’t do that to you, how about you come over here? We’ll be nice! Please?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. hitnrun

    Is EA hypocritically teabagging a competitor who is under siege for engaging in the same sort of practices EA used to be denounced for? Yes.

    Is it awesome and completely welcome? Yes.

    Kick em again, Schapp!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Schapert, as soon as Riticello is gone (I hope never) you won’t have the moral high-ground to tout.

    I don’t know why I addressed it to him, but I did.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Owwwwww EA sooooo want Modern Warfare franchise.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The1stMJC

    what is not mentioned is as this was being said he was writing a check out to Vince Zampella and Jason West.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dralen

    @2
    Haha!!! So true.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Medal of Honour devs leave EA. Make studio called Infinity Ward. Make Medal of Honour with a different name. Become fucking huge. Everyone forgets Medal of Honour. Medal of Honour rips-off game that originally ripped it off.

    High quantities of confusion.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Vince Zampella and Jason West, coming soon to an EA studio near you!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Freek

    How insane would it be if they got hired to head up the studio doing the new Medal of Honor(s) ?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    I doubt they’d want to work under EALA and DICE, they’d be aiming for a new studio or nothing most likely. And they wouldnt get instantly promoted to lead the project either.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @8: Ripped it off? Sorry, i must have missed something, because i don’t remember that MW1 and 2 were set in a realistic Afghanistan.

    #12 5 years ago

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