Originally set for May 7, the court date for the hearing between former Activision/Infinity Ward employees and Activision has been postponed at the publisher’s request. The hearing is regarding the two years of negotiations and counter lawsuits regarding the royalties owed for the Modern Warfare series.
Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella claim that Activision owes them royalties that roughly come to $125 million for their work on the Modern Warfare games and they also requested to be given ownership of the title. Activision is retaliating by demanding $400 million from Electronic Arts and claiming that West and Zampella were stollen by EA and working against Activision whilst they were still employed at Infinity Ward. The two were let go in 2010 for supposedly holding meetings in secret with EA. It is suspicious that they now head up Respawn Entertainment (a company partnered with EA) and employ over 40 former Infinity Ward employees.
We'll keep you up to date on these proceedings!