Nothing like cutting it close. Less than a day before the case was set to go to trial, Activision Blizzard decided to settle in the lawsuits over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 brought by former employees and Infinity Ward founders Vincent Zampella and Jason West. Pre-trial hearings were repeatedly delayed throughout the week leading up to the Friday trial, with representation from both camps trying frantically to reach a settlement in the dispute. At stake were proceeds earned from the Call of Duty franchise in full, a series of games that has generated $7 billion in sales over the past 9 years. Rather than face a jury though, Activision ceded enough ground to satisfy its former creators.The Associated Press (via The Washington Post) reported that the parties were able to come to agree before the 1:30pm PST deadline on Thursday. While neither party disclosed the terms of the agreement, the settlement is no doubt substantial. Activision issued a statement immediately seeking to calm shareholders in the company, assuring that the payout to Zampella, West, and the Infinity Ward Employee Group would not affect either the company’s earnings in the second quarter of 2012 or its full fiscal year.Zampella and… Read full this story
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