Activision Countersuit Filed Against West & Zampella...

#1 Posted by jakob187 (21810 posts) -

...and it doesn't sound absolutely stupid!!! 
Details about the Infinity Ward/Activision debacle are starting to come out, and it would seem that Activision might have reasons for firing West and Zampella after all. 
According to Activision's lawsuits, West and Zampella had "morphed from valued, responsible executives into insubordinate and self-serving schemers who attempted to hijack Activision's assets for their own personal gain." 
As if that weren't enough, there also happens to be a little tidbit about how West and Zampella "took a secret trip by private jet to Northern California, arranged by their Hollywood agent, to meet with the senior executives of Activision's closest competitors". 
Activision ALSO makes a bold claim that West and Zampella were WITHHOLDING MONEY FROM OTHER IW EMPLOYEES in an effort to postpone pre-production on Modern Warfare 3. 
The only thing that seems to be a bit misplaced is the fact that Activision had originally stated, as well as Infinity Ward, that the Modern Warfare brand WAS Infinity Ward's under contract.  Therefore, all we can say is that this is gonna get messy... 
Here's the article with the full 23 page suit. 

#2 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

And here we go...It's not gonna be pretty...

#3 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

Yeah, the more info that comes out of this, the less West and Zampella actually appear to be blameless in this mess.  Activision may be a scourge of the game industry these days, but that doesn't really qualify the alleged behavior of those two.

#4 Edited by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

Drama! I wonder how this will turn out. And I thought they hired a Hollywood agent after they got fired.

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