Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:12am 01/06/12 | 0 Comments
It's likely the highest profile court case in gaming history, and I doubt it'll be topped anytime soon, but the shouting match between former Infinity Ward bosses, Jason West and Frank Zampella, and Activision, has been settled out of court.
"All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of which are strictly confidential," Tweeted a LA Times reporter before adding "Jason West is in court and smiling."
It's not known just what the settlement entails, but an update to the original Eurogamer post is slightly telling, with Activision claiming:
"The company does not believe that the incremental one-time charges related to the settlement will result in a material impact on its GAAP or non-GAAP earnings per share outlook for the current quarter or the calendar year, due to stronger-than-expected operating performance in the current quarter".
West and Zampella were fighting for a $1 billion sum, whether or not that's the agreement reached may never be officially known. The report also says that a suit filed by ex-employees of Infinity Ward against Activision has also been settled out of court.
Now all we need is to see what Respawn Entertainment, the studio formed in the ashes of the West and Zampella's Infinity War departure, is working on.