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Internal Activision memo suggests talks between IW and EA


Looks like a leaked memo from Activision may shed some light on the firing of former Infinity Ward execs Vince Zampella and Jason West.

Apparently, according to the note, the duo had been in "communication" with other publishers - including EA.

According to a G4 source, the memo, along with a list of documents currently being held for as evidence for the upcoming litigation between the execs and Activision, reads as follows:

  • Memo: "The Dispute involves West and Zampella's management of IW, as well as the development and marketing of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ("MW2"), and potential subsequent games developed by IW. Activision believes that it has done nothing wrong and intends to vigorously defend any claims asserted by West and Zampella."
  • "Documents regarding past, current or future IW projects, including but not limited to any and all businesses analysis of future projects (e.g. Modern Warfare 3)"
  • "Documents regarding any potential 'spin out' of IW, including but not limited to any communications with IW employees, West or Zampella regarding forming a new studio independent of Activision"
  • "Documents regarding West and Zampella's communications with Activision's competitors, including but not limited to Electronic Arts"

The full story leading up to all this can be found through here.

Details regarding the lawsuit are posted here and here, along with Activision's response here.

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