Sacked IW duo break silence and sue Activision

Sacked IW duo break silence and sue Activision

By Ben Parfitt

March 4th 2010 at 1:55PM

West and Zampella speak for the first time since acrimonious departure from Modern Warfare 2 studio earlier this week

The already turbulent story of Activision and Infinity Ward has taken another bitter twist with confirmation that ousted IW bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella are to sue the publisher.

The pair claim that Activision terminated their employment just weeks before they were due to be paid ‘substantial royalty payments’ as part of their existing Modern Warfare 2 deal.

“We were shocked by Activision's decision to terminate our contract,” West stated.

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“We poured our heart and soul into that company, building not only a world class development studio, but assembling a team we've been proud to work with for nearly a decade. We think the work we've done speaks for itself.”

The full story can be found over at MCV