Activision Responds to Lawsuit

Activision has responded to the news that Jason West and Vince Zampella, the recently-terminated heads of Infinity Ward, will be suing the company for compensation and the rights to the Call of Duty series.

The statement, issued within the hour, says:

“Activision is disappointed that Mr. Zampella and Mr. West have chosen to file a lawsuit, and believes their claims are meritless. Over eight years, Activision shareholders provided these executives with the capital they needed to start Infinity Ward, as well as the financial support, resources and creative independence that helped them flourish and achieve enormous professional success and personal wealth.

“In return, Activision legitimately expected them to honor their obligations to Activision, just like any other executive who holds a position of trust in the company. While the company showed enormous patience, it firmly believes that its decision was justified based on their course of conduct and actions. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans.”

In addition, Activision is reportedly seeking internal documents that would link West and Zampella to discussions with Electronic Arts regarding the possibility of a studio created outside of Activision’s control.

Source: G4TV