Activision, Electronic Arts Settle Over Infinity Ward Lawsuit
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Activision, Electronic Arts Settle Over Infinity Ward Lawsuit

EA and Activision will go head-to-head again when Respawn's game is eventually revealed.

It's been a busy day for the legal system.

Activision and Electronic Arts announced today the companies have settled their differences in the Infinity Ward lawsuit.

"Activision and EA have agreed to put this matter behind them," reads the brief joint statement from the companies.

Electronic Arts was implicated after it was discovered Infinity Ward leadership Jason West and Vince Zampella had met with the publisher prior to leaving Activision and Infinity Ward. Soon after their termination, West and Zampella formed Respawn Entertainment and signed a deal with EA for a still unannounced shooter.

Who owes who what money isn't for us to know, unfortunately. Details of the settlement were not released.

This does not mean the Infinity Ward lawsuit is over. The Infinity Ward part, involving West, Zampella and roughly 40 former members of the studio, goes to trial on May 29. Activision had sought a 30-day extension after changing attorneys but that request was denied.

This news comes just after details broke on an alleged covert operation run by Activision in 2009 to uncover "dirt" on West and Zampella. Read all about "Project Icebreaker"--yes, I'm serious--right here.

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Contributor: giantbomb   Posted: May 16, 2012 at 7:56pm
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