Analyst: West, Zampella EA Deal 'The Ultimate Screw-You' To Activision

In backing former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella's Respawn Entertainment this morning, Electronic Arts may be inviting yet another IP lawsuit from Activision, suggests Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

EA won't face any risk on the current lawsuits between West, Zampella and Activision, Pachter says. "They can argue about money forever, but Activision cannot keep [West and Zampella] from working," the analyst says. Noncompetition agreements are typically voided when employees are fired, and even if a court finds wrongdoing, it's up to West and Zampella to pay: "It's not EA's problem," says the analyst.

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BeaArthur3115d ago

Agreed. I'm sure there were plenty of financial perks but you have to believe there was a small part of them that wanted to give a big F'U to Activision.