Activision have released a response to the news that the fired Infinity Ward duo of would be taking legal action against them. The reports were that Jason West and Vince Zampella were suing the gaming giant for $36 million and control of the Modern Warfare franchise.
However, in Activision’s statement they said how disappointed they were at the decision and mentioned again the unfilled “obligations” as being the basis for its actions. The statement said:
“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 executives who hold positions 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.”