Activision and Ex-Infinity Ward Heads Reach Settlement
A post on the Verge today reports that Activision and the ex-heads of Infinity Ward, Jason West and Vince Zampella, have reached a settlement in their ginormous lawsuit, for which the former employees were seeking damages to the tune of about a billion dollars or thereabouts.
The case was scheduled to go to trial this week and was delayed until tomorrow. But now, sadly for those of us in the “write about video game junk” business, the trial will never even happen at all.
The post notes that West and Zampella’s attorney says a settlement has been reached between the two sides, but that the terms are completely confidential. Seems likely that it’s not for a billion bucks, but probably safely in the “millions of dollars” category.
The post also notes that, when asked about the settlement after exiting the courtroom, West’s attorney said, “No comment,” and that West himself looked pretty happy. So, yeah. That guy just got a lot of money, most likely, and should enjoy the fact that he won’t have to come back to a courtroom for the foreseeable future. The deliberations over the settlement started getting hashed out yesterday, apparently.
Shucks. And I was hoping for lots of crazy drama and a clear victor. Out of court settlements are like tie games—deeply unsatisfying for everyone watching.
Meanwhile, I’ve still got high hopes for the Ubisoft lawsuit announced today…