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Vince Zampella
Vince Zampella
Vince Zampella
Rank Former CEO of Infinity Ward
Affiliations Infinity Ward (formerly)
Respawn Entertainment

Vince Zampella is the former Chief Executive Officer of Call of Duty creators and developers Infinity Ward. His last known project was Modern Warfare 2 before he subsequently left the studio along with Jason West and many other colleagues of the studio.

BiographyEdit

Vince Zampella worked at several companies before he co-founded Infinity Ward with Jason West, those companies including Atari, Panasonic, Sega and 2015, Inc. [1]

He co-founded Infinity Ward alongside Jason West and Grant Collier in 2002, after working on the game Medal of Honor: Allied Assault with the company 2015, Inc.

Along with Jason West, Vince Zampella was fired by Activision in March 2010 due to allegations of contract breaches, insubordination, and disputes over which party owned the Call of Duty series.

Legal controversy with ActivisionEdit

On March 4, 2010, Vince Zampella filed a lawsuit against Activision over royalties which the publisher failed to pay Infinity Ward in the weeks before Zampella and West's dismissal.[2] On April 9, 2010, Activision launched a countersuit against West and Zampella, where Activision labelled them as "self-serving schemers".[3]

On March 17, 2011, a $400 million lawsuit against Electronic Arts, Jason West and Vince Zampella filed by Activision was given the go ahead.[4] West and Zampella are now accused of conspiring with rival game publisher Electronic Arts to help with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's biggest rival, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, to the detriment of Modern Warfare 2. Vince Zampella is accused of consenting to a delay in the Stimulus Package DLC for Modern Warfare 2, which was requested by DICE so that their game, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 would have more attention at its release.

West and Zampella are also accused of purposely overshadowing Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 by releasing their Modern Warfare 2 AC130 trailer on almost the same day. Treyarch has not made any formal complaint or statement regarding this matter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/142/14221598_biography.html
  2. http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/107/1074655p1.html
  3. http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/108/1082893p1.html
  4. http://sententias.com/activision-vs-ea-400m-lawsuit-allowed-to-continue

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