Activision’s Lawsuit Against EA Will Proceed
You’ll recall how last year, the heads of EA and Activision took delicious potshots against each other through the media. Awesomeness. Soon after, it was alleged that infinity Ward delayed some aspects of Modern Warfare 2 in order to benefit EA. That allegation came as part of an ongoing court battle between Activision and former Infinity Ward heads over their moving over to Electronic Arts. A trial, also aimed at EA, was eventually scheduled for May 7, 2012.
Obviously, EA doesn’t want to be sued, so they requested the case be dismissed on the grounds that there is insufficient evidence to prove that they recruited Infinity Ward’s Jason West and Vince Zampella inappropriately while the two were still under contract with Activision. The presiding judge disagrees, and the case will go forward as planned. This is delicious for those of us who love drama, but it also raises the interesting possibility that we might see a real challenge to the amount of control a company has over their employees actions. Either way, May, 2012 is going to be a lot of fun.
Via VG 24/7