L.A. Times Publishes Infinity Ward vs. Activision Lawsuit Documents
The lawsuit between Activision and Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella began today in Los Angeles. West and Zampella contend that the publishing giants withheld royalties due to them and their employees after the success of Modern Warfare 2, choosing to fire the pair rather than pay them.
Activision, presumably, has its own counter-claims, and the trial is expected to be quite a showdown. With this in mind, the L.A. Times acquired a number of official documents and internal corporate e-mails related to the suit, which were recently unsealed by the state court. You can read them here. It’s a fascinating look at the internal politics of big-time game development. The Times’ efforts also brought us a bevy of news about “Destiny,” Activision’s forthcoming collaboration with Halo developers Bungie, Inc. Who says print media is dead?