In this garbled mess of a court battle between Activision and Infinity Ward, Activision is seeking internal documents that would implicate fired founders Jason West and Vince Zampella’s intent to pack up and move to another rival, most likely Electronic Arts.
According to G4TV, who cites an unnamed source close to the matter, Activision’s accusations of “insubordination” may have stemmed from the two founder’s attempts to shop around with any of Activision’s many competitors, including the most likely one, Electronic Arts.
Activision is now seeking any Infinity Ward documents that mention any past, current or future projects, including Modern Warfare 3. What’s more, the publisher is looking for “documents regarding West and Zampella’s communications with Activision’s competitors, including but not limited to Electronic Arts.”
Remember those “bouncer-type” security folk camped outside Infinity Ward’s studio on Monday? Perhaps these documents were so important to Activision’s case against Zampella and West that protecting them was of the utmost importance.