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Activision Seeks $400 Million in Damages From EA

Activision, the company behind the Call of Duty franchise, has added rival game publisher Electronic Arts to its lawsuit against former Infinity Ward executives Jason West and Vince Zampella.

The company announced that it is seeking a whopping $400 million in damages from the defendants.

West and Zampella, originally sued Activision for $36 million after being fired by the company. They claimed the games maker was attempting to create an excuse to avoid paying them royalties for the work they did on the Call of Duty series.

Activision then responded with a lawsuit of its own, claiming that EA was instrumental in stealing the former executives from them.

According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit alleges that EA, with the help of talent recruiting company Creative Artists Agency, lured West and Zampella into joining, despite the fact they held a contract with Activision that was valid for another two years.

West and Zampella have since founded another company called Respawn Entertainment, which will develop games published exclusively by EA.