Activision settles with EA over Infinity Ward lawsuit

The trial between Activision and the two co-founders of Call of Duty creators Infinity Ward won't involve Electronic Arts anymore. Bloomberg reports that in a Los Angeles court today, Activision and EA announced they will file some kind of settlement agreement. Details on that agreement have not been revealed.

In 2010, Activision dragged Electronic Arts into the court case that had already been launched between Activision and Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. In March of that year, Activision fired West and Zampella from their posts at Infinity Ward.

Activision, which acquired Infinity Ward in 2003, accused the duo at the time of "breaches of contract and insubordination". West and Zampella then filed a lawsuit against Activision, claiming the publisher didn't want to pay the large bonuses that they would claim from sales of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which came out in late 2009.

Activision then filed a lawsuit against EA, claiming the company was trying to make a secret deal with West and Zampella before they were fired. The duo, along with other Infinity Ward team members, launched Respawn Entertainment later in 2010 and did in fact secure a publishing deal with EA for its first game. as yet unreleased.

Meanwhile, the trial between Activision and the West-Zampella duo will still begin on May 29th as scheduled. The judge in the case today denied Activision's request to delay the trial start date for another 30 days.

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