ActiVision – Called To Duty?

Its sad to see this kind of thing happening especially around a brand as big as the Call of Dutys. Hopefully it will get sorted out and wont effect anymore to come. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans“….

“Activision is disappointed that Mr. Zampella and Mr. West have chosen to file a lawsuit, and believes their claims are meritless. Over eight years, Activision shareholders provided these executives with the capital they needed to start Infinity Ward, as well as the financial support, resources and creative independence that helped them flourish and achieve enormous professional success and personal wealth.

In return, Activision legitimately expected them to honor their obligations to Activision, just like any other executives who hold positions of trust in the company. While the company showed enormous patience, it firmly believes that its decision was justified based on their course of conduct and actions. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans”.
Zampella adds, “After all we have given to Activision, we shouldn’t have to sue to get paid.”

It was also alleged, but remains unconfirmed, that Activision wanted to alter the contract made with IW, which said they were the only team who could develop Modern Warfare titles.

More at Joystiq

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