May 7 Court date set for Infinity Ward vs Activision case
Originally set for May 7, the court date for the hearing between former Activision/Infinity Ward employees and Activision has been delayed at the publisher’s request. The hearing is set to help bring to a close the nearing two-years of back-and-forth negotiations and counter-suits between the two parties.
Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella claim that Activision owes them unpaid royalties in the realm of $125 million for their work on the Modern Warfare brand. They also wouldn’t mind being given ownership of the brand, an original request on their part.
Activision is requesting $400 million from Electronic Arts, convinced that EA stole the dynamic duo and were plotting against Activision while the two were still under employment at Infinity Ward.
The two were fired from the company in 2010 for supposedly holding secret meetings with EA. It certainly doesn’t help their case that they now head up an EA partnered company, Respawn Entertainment, with whom over 40 former Infinity Ward employees are now on the payroll.
Grab some popcorn and watch the fireworks folks, it’s going to get hot.