Activision "Not Surprised" By EA Deal With Ex-Infinity Ward Leadership


Posted April 12, 2010 - By pklepek

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Electronic Arts has butted heads with Activision in the past (there was some back-and-forth over the release of Brutal Legend, which Activision had the rights to after acquiring Vivendi and ended up passing on), but partnering with the now-fired leadership of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward is sure to cause some tension. Activision has already issued a statement in response to today's news about the formation of Respawn Entertainment, who are working with EA Partners.

Respawn Entertainment was founded by former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella.

"This agreement comes as no surprise to Activision given the myriad of improper activities detailed in the cross-complaint filed on Friday against Jason West and Vince Zampella," said Activision in a brief statement. "We look forward to continuing to work with Infinity Ward's deep bench of proven talent on exciting new projects."

Modern Warfare 3 was mentioned several times in the cross-complaint Activision filed late last week. Activision claims both West and Zampella impeded forward movement on Modern Warfare 3's development in the months after Modern Warfare 2 was released. It's unclear if work on Modern Warfare 3 continues in their absence and during these legal matters, given the possible ramifications.

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Activision "Not Surprised" By EA Deal With Ex-Infinity Ward Leadership


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