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West and Zampella's Costly Legal Battle

The lawsuit by former Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West against Activision and Activision's countersuit are proving costly to the pair, especially as Activision seeks to include EA in the legal proceedings over the formation of Respawn Entertainment. Kotaku has new legal documents from the case where West and Zampella complain that Activision knew of EA's involvement six months before attempting to add them to the suit, saying that Activision is deliberately attempting to delay the case from its scheduled May start. Stating they are paying for this litigation from their own funds, West and Zampella say their legal costs have now exceeded their combined annual salaries, and that "any delay of the trial in this lawsuit would increase the financial and non-financial burdens and would continue to distract us from running our business and earning a living."

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14. Re: West and Zampella's Costly Legal Battle Jan 5, 2011, 13:32 Trevellian
space captain wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 13:24:
Tumbler wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 13:18:
I hope Activision ships a POS product this year under the CoD name and the decision to drop these guys bites them hard.

perhaps you missed that little thing called CoD: Black Ops??

In its first 30-days of availability Call of Duty: Black Ops has outsold its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2, by a whopping 33%. Considering Modern Warfare 2 managed to sell to the tune of 6 million copies in its debut month combined on all platforms, Black Opsí 8.4 million copies in the same period is no small feat.

so its important to have a clear view of reality amongst all the wild fantasy, because it keeps your perspective relevant

The problem with this is, Treyarch is actually a good company, and has been with the COD series since the COD1 Expansion. They aren't new to the franchise and they had IW's engine to modify, Black Ops was in good hands. Wait till this year, when the series is in the hands of Sledgehammer or Raven, or they have to make a new engine to keep up with the graphics curve, and then see how it goes. It'll be a long wait till the next Treyarch COD for Activision if the other 2 teams they've dedicated to this series can't pull their weight.
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