It's the industry's soap opera.
After Activision implicated EA in the latest update to the ongoing lawsuit, EA has responded to the new claims. In an e-mail to the LA Times , EA spokesperson Jeff Brown called Activision's recent claim a "PR play:"
"This is a PR play filled with pettiness and deliberate misdirection. Activision wants to hide the fact that they have no credible response to the claim of two artists who were fired and now just want to get paid for their work."
Activision now says EA induced former Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West to break their contracts and form their own studio…a studio that could make products EA would publish. Activision has been talking about EA and the new Respawn Entertainment leads for some time; it's clear the Call of Duty publisher believes they've been conspired against.
Yes, well…who knows how this is going to end?