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Infinity Ward group sues Acti over MW3 demands

James Batchelor
Infinity Ward group sues Acti over MW3 demands

Past and present employees of troubled developer Infinity Ward have banded together to sue Activision Blizzard over the publisher’s demands for a third Modern Warfare 2.

Nearly 40 people have filed suit against the firm for $500m, alleging breach of contract and unpaid royalties, according to Kotaku.

According to the suit, Activision only paid the team 40 per cent of a promised Modern Warfare 2 bonus, withholding the rest. The company then demanded that Infinity Ward develop and finish Modern Warafre 3 by November 2011 to get the rest of the money.

The group of developers also claims Activision created a “police state-like atmosphere”, submitting employees to secret interrogation and bringing in security personnel to man the office exits.

A separate suit was filed by former Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West in March seeking unpaid royalties. A hearing will take place in front of a judge on August 5th to consolidate the two suits against Activision into one trial.

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Tags: Activision , lawsuit , infinity ward , Modern Warfare 3

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