Activision pays $42m to Infinity Ward Employee Group; Situation not resolved though
Activision has paid ex Infinity Ward devs $42m today according to Infinity Ward Employee Group. The original lawsuit that Activision filed against Infinity Ward’s Co-Founders’ Vince West and Jason Zampella has made many headlines.
But today Activision found out that “the discovery phase didn’t implicate the constituents of the so-called “Infinity Ward Employee Group”. And because of these findings, Activision has paid the Infinity Ward Employee Group $42m on top of the $22m already paid to them.
But, this case is not resolved. The Infinity Ward Employee Group’s attorney confirmed this payment was made today, but called it a “cynical attempt to look good before the jury trial.”
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“I can confirm for you that it happened today,” he told Polygon. “I can also tell you that although it is a meaningful payment it is only a small portion of what we are seeking in litigation. It is outrageous that they made us wait, they obviously knew they owed the money and this just shows that they breached the contract.”
This case all started back in 2010 because Infinity Ward’s members were not paid correctly by Activision. 40 Infinity Ward workers decided to leave to create Respawn Entertainment, now owned by EA.
SOURCE: The Verge