Ex-Bosses Countersued By Activision

Via AP— Two former studio heads overseeing last year’s blockbuster video game “Modern Warfare 2” were fired for insubordination and trying to poach key employees from Activision, the gaming giant alleged in court filings.

Activision on Thursday countersued former Infinity Ward executives Jason West and Vince Zampella, who sued Activision for more than $36 million in March. West and Zampella’s lawsuit claimed they were fired so Activision could avoid paying them hefty royalties for their work on the popular “Call of Duty” franchise.

Activision’s filing seeks to show the firing was justified and claims the men met with a key gaming rival, which it says was one of several violations of their employment contract.

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