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Modern Warfare 3 In Development?

The continuing drama that is Activision vs Ex Infinity Ward staff, Jason West and Vince Zampella has revealed how Activision have been forced to commit additional resources for the development of Modern Warfare 3. Yes - let’s not think of that lawsuit for just one moment - Modern - Warfare - Three! Say it out loud, what a mighty fine combination of words that just roll off the tongue to put a sparkle in the eyes of any Call of Duty fan!

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According to the countersuit as reported by IGN, West and Zampella entered into a Memorandum of Understanding Agreements (MOU), with Activision and Infinity Ward in connection with Modern Warfare 2 and “any subsequent Infinity Ward projects” back in March 2008. This MOU is reported to include certain rights for Modern Warfare 3 which Activision says in its countersuit that its development has been delayed intentionally by West and Zampella in order to obtain further advantages for themselves and concessions from Activision.

Extracts from the Countersuit continue below:

“West and Zampella contend that, pursuant to the MOU, so long as they were employed at IW, their written consent was required for certain decisions related to the Modern Warfare brand,” the countersuit says. “As a result of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, West and Zampella were prohibited from withholding such consent unreasonably or in bad faith.”

“Nevertheless, prior to the termination of their employment with Activision, West and Zampella unreasonably and/or in bad faith refused to provide this consent in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in negotiations with Activision and in an improper attempt to gain an advantage for themselves in connection with their plan to leave Activision and establish their own company,” the suit states.

“Among other things, they delayed pre-production of Modern Warfare 3 and attempted to improperly leverage their rights under the MOU to obtain further advantages for themselves and concessions from Activision.”

“As a direct and proximate result of this breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, Activision has been forced to commit additional resources to Modern Warfare 3, institute litigation to seek a declaration of rights, and incur costs and attorneys’ fees, and will incur additional expenses in connection with securing the benefits of the MOU.”

“Accordingly, Activision has been damaged as a result of West and Zampella’s actions in an amount to be proven at trial.”

Activison are keeping tight lipped on the future development plans for Modern Warfare 3, but with the previous announcement that a game is in development for 2011 separately from the new action-adventure Call of Duty in development by Sledgehammer Games - maybe this is the very game they were referring to.

Share your opinions on this news below in the comments section.

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Comment by Swedish Pete on 2010-04-10 20:21:05 | Reply

Sounds sweet! Xboxic crew: will Modern Warfare 3 be one of those games you think we should eat laxatives prior of playing? (as was/is the case with Saw 2)

…entirely optional… :) I think with MW3 they should let modders & glitchers do a beta test

Comment by TK Chillin on 2010-04-12 21:10:55 | Reply

A little birdie over the weekend told me MW3 is going to be a pay to play online only game. Cost of the game plus 19.99 a month or one yearly fee or 149.99!!! IF true I for one will never, and I mean it, never buy a COD game again!!!

Comment by Steve Perry on 2010-04-12 22:14:56 | Reply

Here’s the chances of that being true:


^ That’s you that is.

The Infinity Ward Call of Duty MMO was rumoured to have been given the go ahead for development in January - this would release alongside the yearly CoD titles…

I would pay for it though…


^ That’s me that is.

Comment by poo-on-u on 2010-04-15 11:21:57 | Reply

Why was my post removed, it was on topic, and I just stated my personal previous experience I don’t see how it was in any way inappropriate, it wasn’t even directed at anyone. What gives?

Didn’t see your original post, but if it was a reply to something that was deleted it would have gone with it. We mod our own posts, i’m sure Jay has a good enough reason. He cleans a lot of spam, sometimes legitimate posts get caught in our spam filter and get deleted by accident. Whatever happened, sure there is a valid reason. It is not because we are ‘all cunts’ … Kids these days. Such anger.

Nothing specifically by you was removed intentionally…so much so that I still don’t know what you posted - but if it was marked as a reply to any comment I have removed, then it goes down with it. When I remove comments from the system, it doesn’t look like this page - I only see the one comment that needs to be deleted and not any attachments to it.

All the newsposters try to keep a clean page & clean forum as Chris explained…

Comment by THIS ISN'T NEEEED, ITS YOUR NAN on 2010-04-15 17:25:07 | Reply

poo-on-u, it will be because xboxic are cunts.

You know, if you REALLY hate us all that much, why do you keep coming back? I personally try to avoid people i don’t like, not hang around places they frequent, or even work. You don’t have to read our news if you want.

Comment by poo-on-u on 2010-04-15 23:48:28 | Reply

No it wasn’t a reply it was just a comment about waiting to rent the game first and then purchase the game based on that, its not a big deal, after you’ve explained it I’m sure it wasn’t removed intentionally, like I said there would have been no reason for it to be it wasn’t derogatory in any way. It just struck me as kind of funny that it was gone because it was so benign not to mention there isn’t a lot of post on here anymore like there used to be so it seemed odd it would get removed, anyways no big deal guys.

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