Activision Amends Lawsuit Against West & Zampella, Adds EA To The Mix

By Colin Tan on December 23, 2010, 3:46PM EDT

Activision has amended their case against former Infinity Ward heads West and Zampella, adding rival publisher Electronic Arts to the mix for conspiring against them.

EA is being accused of conspiring with West and Zampella in order to "derail Activision's Call of Duty franchise, disrupt its Infinity Ward development studio, and inflict serious harm on the company."

Activision is pursuing compensation of 400 million dollars from EA for damages resulting from the conspiracy. It gets angrier as Activision labels both the former heads of Infinity Ward as "faithless executives" and accuses EA of "illegal conduct."

Activision also claims to have evidence against the two defendants alleging attempts to discredit rival Call of Duty developer Treyarch, which include copies of email exchanged between the two.

"Although West and Zampella preferred to portray themselves - both to the public and within Activision - as game developers often forced to battle with corporate 'suits,' the reality was and is much different. They were small-minded executives almost obsessed by jealousy of other developers and the thought that another Activision game or studio might share their spotlight."


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