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Activision: MW lawsuit meritless

Publisher Activision as labelled the lawsuit filed against them by sacked former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella as ‘meritless’ Bloomberg reports that the pair are seeking a total of $36m in damages as well as control of the Modern Warfare ‘subset’ of the Call of Duty series …

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Modern Warfare brand under threat

Much about the acrimonious split between Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella and publisher Activision remains unknown, but one lawyer has speculated that the inevitable court battle that is on the way could conceivably result in future releases in the Modern Warfare series being vetoed. On Tuesday it …

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IW devs sue Activision

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’ …

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Infinity Ward still on COD duty?

We know that new Activision studio Sledgehammer is working on a brand new ‘action-adventure’ entry in the Call of Duty series. We know that Infinity Ward is working on DLC for Modern Warfare 2. Beyond that, things get a little murky. Activision’s official statement on the saga yesterday claimed: A …

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New developer for Call of Duty

Following a day of intense speculation surrounding Activision and Infinity Ward, the publisher has confirmed the departure of bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella from the successful studio – and a new developer for the record-breaking franchise. 2011’s Call of Duty release will be developed by newly formed studio Sledgehammer …

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Activision axes Infinity Ward bosses

The unremittingly tense relationship between Infinity Ward and its owner Activision has become the backdrop to new allegations that the publisher has discharged two studio heads at the Modern Warfare developer. The alleged dismissal of Vince Zampella and Jason West sparks further suggestions that a bitter row has taken place …

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EA: DICE can topple Call of Duty

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Europe’s senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has stated that Swedish studio DICE is one of the few developers out there capable of toppling Call of Duty from the FPS throne. "In March we will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which is our first …

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Watch new MW2 trailer here

Make no mistake about it – in marketing terms we are at Defcon 1 as Activision ramps up the hype for next Tuesday’s global release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The latest move in this mindshare onslaught is a brand new HD trailer for the game which – …

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IW: Wii cant deliver on our goals

Infinity Ward has ruled out development on Nintendo’s Wii console after stating that the platform cannot meet the studio’s ambitions. As part of a wider interview with Develop, Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling implied that the Wii’s humble hardware specs are at odds with the studio’s aim to deliver …

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IW snubbed ridiculous MW2 budget

The studio behind this year’s biggest game was offered a ridiculous” development budget from the world’s biggest publisher; a budget big enough for the team to politely decline. In the first half of an extensive interview with Develop, Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling revealed the extent in which Activision …

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