Activision responds to West and Zampella's EA deal: "It comes as no surprise"

Activision has issued an official response to GamePro regarding the former creative heads of Modern Warfare 2 signing on with rival EA. Jason West and Vince Zampella, who were sacked from Infinity Ward for 'insubordination' last month, today announced their new studio: the cheekily named Respawn Entertainment.

"This agreement comes as no surprise to Activision given the myriad of improper activities detailed in the cross-complaint filed on Friday against Jason West and Vince Zampella," Activision said in a statement. In other wirds, Activision is citing the distribution deal as proof of West and Zampella's improper activities during their employ.

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Gandalf3111d ago (Edited 3111d ago )

Lol at Activi$on.

cyborg69713111d ago

Ha nice pic gandalf. I don't see how this is proof if they signed the contract after the firings. If so then craptavision has nothing.

Pen Pooh3111d ago

Er, didn't exactly the same thing happen to the guys at Harmonix?

Either Actision has really bad luck with dishonest developers, or they're an evil money-grabbing corporation. I guess we'll never know the truth.

Another One3111d ago

You're right. We'll never know the truth that they are an evil money-grabbing corporation. Oh wait...they pretty much already said that's what they are.

JackBNimble3111d ago

Activision can't stop these guys from finding other employment in their feild of expertise , after all activision canned them.

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csimpson3111d ago

Er, unless you hate all Infinity Ward games and have no interest in Respawn Entertainment studio, it does affect you.

Pen Pooh3111d ago

Yeah, how is this useless info? It's important to future games development, both at Activision and EA.

spankipants3111d ago

Aren't Activision and the two ex-Infinity Warders fighting over rights to Modern Warfare? If West and Zampella wins maybe EA will ditch Medal of Honor (never liked the series, so this is just wishful thinking...) >.>

cmrbe3111d ago


This is interesting.

MOH PS1 were among the best games on the PS1 for me personally. By the time PS2 came around the milking and quality was already going down. COD1 is the best ever WW2 FPS last gen for me personally. Then this gen COD4 changed the FPS landscape. There is a pattern here.

I am sure EA will treat Respawn better this time. EA has improved alot this gen with gems like Brutal Legend and Dead space. I really do hope they will not go back to their old self.

roguewarrior3111d ago

IW was made up of some of the key people from the Medal of Honor Dev. team. Then went on to create the COD series, now the key Developers from IW, split and form new Studio. Who's Coming With Me!

Pen Pooh3111d ago

Call of Honor, maybe? Or does Medal of Duty have a better ring to it?

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