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One of the biggest news stories of 2010 will be stretching well into 2011, it seems. Last month, Activision decided to expand their lawsuit to include Electronic Arts. In the process of doing this, the trial that was scheduled for May has been pushed back.
Former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella are hurting because of this delay, as they're paying legal fees out of their own pockets. According to them, the cost of the proceedings has "[exceeded] our combined annual salaries."
Obviously, this has to be a major headache for Respawn and its founders. Starting a new studio comes with its own laundry list of obstacles, and a lengthy legal battle has to make things significantly more difficult for the duo.
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Looks like Activision plans to run them down into the ground until they can't afford it anymore and settle.
Hopefully EA supports West and Zampella and not let Activision win just because they have more money to throw at the justice system.
This is not surprising considering many lawsuits involving big companies drag out for years with sub-par results. I just hope Respawn perseveres.
Really am i the only one who just plain deosent care about this anymore. I think Activision is a big bunch of D-bags as much as the next guy. West and Zampella most likely did do something wrong to piss Activision off so much. Though at this point they should probably just try to settle and focus on Respawn and getting that up and running. There is no way they can out money Activision. Plus then it would be over with.
Activision already owns Infinity Ward and the CoD brand, which will keep them rich for many years. Nice to see they're not greedy or anything
It's easy to take sides, but it comes down to they said this or they did this. Either side can come up with "information" on the other guy of their misdeeds, but unless anyone was actually their or has interaction with either side, it's hard to know what the truth is.
Unfortunately being in the video game business is hard and ruthless especially when millions of dollars is involved.
Ahhh the underworld of the gaming industry shows once again. Fantastic
No doubt Activision is doing this on purpose knowing they are paying out of pocket