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West/Zampella vs Activision settles out of court

May 31st, 2012 by

The high profile court case between former Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella & Activision over Modern Warfare royalties has been settled out of court today, following on from Activision settling with EA last week.

West & Zampella, now at newly formed ReSpawn Entertainment, were seeking around $ 1 BILLION after their firing in March 2010, claiming they were owed royalties and bonuses, along with 38 other ex Infinity Ward employees who helped develop the hugely popular Modern warfare titles.

The figures comes from $36million in unpaid royalties, $250million in unpaid bonuses from the Modern Warfare series and Treyarch’s Call of Duty titles, and an incredible $700million relating to the loss of creative control of any post Vietnam Call of Duty titles.

Interestingly enough, it was announced during Activision’s recent investor earnings call that the publisher had set aside $1Billion in case the trial didn’t go their way.

Its highly unlikely we will ever discover the exact settlement, but it’s been reported that Jason West was smiling in court after the details were ironed out.

For more on the entire affair, check out Eurogamers in depth report here

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