Well two weeks after we saw Activision and Electronic arts make up, Activision has once again settled, this time with Westpella and the IWEG collective. Robert Schwartz, an attorney representing Jason West and Vince Zampella, former heads of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward, a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit after two years of hype.
"All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of which are strictly confidential,” stated Schwartz. Jason West, who appeared in court, declined to comment, but was seen with a rather broad smile as he left the courtroom. The settlement, whose terms were not disclosed, resolves all three related lawsuits. Actual figures, however, are strictly confidential and will most likely not be made public anytime soon, if at all.
So, here ends all the hype, theories and wonder as to who would come out on top following the legal battle. For anyone wanting see a massive court-case over gaming's most profitable IP... Doesn't look like it's going to happen after all.
- Jason West, et al. vs. Activision Publishing, Inc. - The complete story
- LA Times - Activision settles Call of Duty lawsuits