At Infinity Ward, Morale Is Low

Not all things last forever; and now it seems as if the position of Infinity Ward as one of the leaders of the FPS genre has come to an end, or at least is coming to an one.

Rumors are flying rampant that Activision is holding off paying royalties to Infinity Ward owed for the success of Modern Warfare 2, to keep staff from walking out after Jason West and Vince Zampella were abruptly fired following what happened.

According to an article from Kotaku, morale of the studio’s employees have hit the lowest of lows after the dismissal of the two former Infinity Ward bosses.

Activsion said West and Zampella were released because of “insubordination“, but rumors have it that unpaid royalties was one of the causes of this whole upheaval.

Things happened quickly, most likely the insubordination charge that Activision brought against West and Zampella revolved around rumors that the two were in talks with EA to form some kind of alliance. We haven’t had any clarification concerning said rumor, if it was true or not. EA did respond to questions however, stating it was disappointed in the way Activision handled the fiasco.

Jason West and Vince Zampella are now suing Activsion for control of the Modern Warfare IP and $36 million in unpaid royalties.

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