If any of you have been on the internet lately, I'm sure you've seen this legal shitstorm. Activision, after a meeting of some sort with the two heads of Infinity Ward (CTO Jason West and president Vince Zampella,) fires both of them for insubordination. The rumorang has been going around, but apparently West and Zampella were insisting on Activision giving them royalties for Modern Warfare 2 and Activision was refusing and instead accusing West and Zampella of courting other publishing companies because their contract with Activision was over in a few months. SO, West and Zampella are fired and are now suing Activision over the apparent verbal and psychological beatings they've been getting from Activision for the past few months, also for the royalties Infinity Ward and themselves never received and firing them without a decent reason. They are also insisting that they signed some sort of contract with Activision that does not allow them to publish another Call of Duty game without West or Zampella's signed consent. For a great breakdown of it Patrick Klepek has been keeping fantastic tabs on this. Personally, I'm rooting for West and Zampella. If what they said is true (big if here, as it's really vague right now exactly what is going on,) I believe they have some ground to stand on. Apparently their lawsuit seems a bit rushed and very broad, which might not stand up well in the court, and also the contract they allegedly signed has not been seen or quoted in any way. However, the actions by Activision seem very reactionary and greedy, which seems to be their M.O. lately. But really, there's likely something we haven't heard yet that might turn this one way or another. I know public opinion is currently in West and Zampella's favor, but the court might be a whole other matter. It really depends on the legal repercussions of this contract they signed, if it is shown.