Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Infinity Ward Delaying Work on Modern Warfare 3 Due to Lawsuit
Written By
View author's profile

According to Activision, the ongoing lawsuit between the publisher and fired Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella is "delaying pre-production of Modern Warfare 3."

Court documents relating to the case (via Kotaku) cite Activision complaints regarding the pair's plans to form a "spin-off" studio as cause for the delay, which is being used as "leverage in their negotiations with Activision."

Earlier today, EA announced West and Zampella's newly formed studio, Respawn Entertainment, which could possibly shorten the proposed delay in Modern Warfare 3's development process.

West and Zampella are currently attempting to sue their former employers for $36 million and control over the Modern Warfare brand as part of their lawsuit.

Activision has also claimed that due to the duo's "breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing," it's been forced into commiting additional resources to Modern Warfare 3.

We surely haven't heard the last of this yet then.

[Via Edge Online]


User Comments

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #1 by Damodar Thade
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:39:06 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I bet these guys created all this drama to get publicity for there planned new studio.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #2 by mase111
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:39:31 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #3 by tasty gaara
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:39:41 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
good thats what activison get for being a bunch of fags for sackng the people how made good games.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #4 by D3ANS7AR
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:40:08 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 16
Comment #5 by sllh89
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:42:07 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@4 MW3 it says

Forum Posts: 679
Comment #6 by GreaseMonkeyGB
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:42:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@#4 you mean MW3.
on topic: this battle is gonna go on for a while...

Forum Posts: 4
Comment #7 by Htimsdrof
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:42:17 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Can't we all just get along?

Forum Posts: 121
Comment #8 by cool4joe
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:43:31 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Um I don't think CoD6 was good enough to let those two be "the people who made good games"

Forum Posts: 1706
Comment #9 by mmartynn
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:46:54 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
great, another MW game.

if i wanted MW i would go join the army. bring back space lazer death babys

Forum Posts: 11
Comment #10 by TheAssassin815
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:46:59 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Anybody else see what could be added to MW to keep it fresh? I dont....

Forum Posts: 331
Comment #11 by Its Fooga
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:47:03 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Am I the only one who sees this as a big shit storm for EA to seize control over Modern Warfare? I remember reading there were "sightings" of them leaving with bodyguard looking types. Something tells me EA is paying them to do this, lol.

Forum Posts: 68
Comment #12 by NorseForce28
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:49:27 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I don't think so #1... that's going overboard while trying to promote your studio. I'm not sure that they thought "Hey, let's get publicity for our new EA studio by suing our former employer!" The publicity is just a benefit, not the real reason for the lawsuit.

Forum Posts: 125
Comment #13 by Pr0ph3cy
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:51:04 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
lets hope Respawn Ent doesn't turn into Flagship Studios

Forum Posts: 2127
Comment #14 by Infection Ftw
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:51:10 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@10 Probably just a nice campaign but I don't see much changes to the online. Personally I preferred the BFBC2 MP over the MW2 Campaign. With the MP I think Halo Reach will make a lot of changes that work out unknown. And now I probably get some fanboys on me that fuck 1 of these or more.

Forum Posts: 391
Comment #15 by PG_MaxPayne
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:51:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'm willing to bet that MW3 probably won't be as good as 2 was...

Forum Posts: 2574
Comment #16 by jamie1000013
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:52:45 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
when this coming out I want rainbow six vegas 3 more

Forum Posts: 9
Comment #17 by marccookie13
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:53:05 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i hope they do get control of it after the pile of shite that was MW2 IW dont deserve it. Then again it wont be much better on EA servers....

Forum Posts: 253
Comment #18 by 1337Pwner
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:53:43 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I just hope we don't have to see another over hyped Call of Duty game. Here's for hoping! :D

Forum Posts: 2574
Comment #19 by jamie1000013
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:55:58 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
how was modern warefare 2 shit?

Forum Posts: 11
Comment #20 by TheAssassin815
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:57:01 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@14 Halo Reach appears to be an amazing multiplayer and i believe it is going to kick CODs ass after this whole fiasco

Forum Posts: 34
Comment #21 by gof22
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:58:20 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
This is a dumb move by Activision. They should just start on Modern Warfare 3 already.

Forum Posts: 536
Comment #22 by StephenJ360
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:00:11 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I sure hope this is the end of the Call of Duty series.

Forum Posts: 9
Comment #23 by SP4ce93
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:00:48 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Methinks somebody's missed the point COMPLETELY

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #24 by CKY x CARNAGE
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:02:53 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i would rather want activision to lose control of the modern warfare franchise because with bad company they made the dlc free

Forum Posts: 337
Comment #25 by Phenoviral
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:10:48 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So, what happens to the work already gone into MW3 by Activision, if Respawn gets their hands on the rights to the game?

Forum Posts: 337
Comment #26 by Phenoviral
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:11:25 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
#21, I think you need to go back and read this article again. =P

Forum Posts: 14
Comment #27 by NaughtyNinja74
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:12:02 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Well I hope that the prolonged pre-production period makes them take a long look at what they did wrong with MW2...

Forum Posts: 706
Comment #28 by Aqua18
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:13:39 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Who cares bout Call of Duty When you got Gears or War 3 Halo Reach and Fable 3 :)

Forum Posts: 1752
Comment #29 by Flibbity Floid
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:15:02 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment



Monotony shall rest!!!!! Maybe some games with actual SUBSTANCE will be released.

Forum Posts: 109
Comment #30 by DugDigger
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:16:17 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
MW3 > MW2


HAHA, I'm kidding, just surprised I haven't seen that yet!

Forum Posts: 2127
Comment #31 by Infection Ftw
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:17:52 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@28 if there are a few great games coming then that doesn't mean there can't be another. I liked the Call of Duty games (offline and CoD4 MP), I have yet to start GoW 1 and 2 (damn those online achievements) and Halo is my personal favorite with Fable followed. Halo made me buy an xbox and fable was one of my favorite games on it.

And IMHO there are too much good games out at the moment and with the evil habit to want to complete good games it's hard to make time to play them all.

Forum Posts: 970
Comment #32 by seahn
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:18:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
im in no rush for the next MW to be released, i just hope MW and its copyright goes back in the hands of its original creators, and i really hope other publishers get their heads out of their ass, thats the problem with every art medium, is you have the business (publishers) men thinking that's all it is, and no you cant ignore the business side of it, but you cant focus everything there either...

Forum Posts: 2448
Comment #33 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:19:53 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
West and Zampella are douchebags. Read Activision's counter-suit:

Forum Posts: 1752
Comment #34 by Flibbity Floid
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:20:08 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ 19 - It took everything that made MP about COD4 equal (A fresh level 1 noob could equally square off, and win, against a 10th prestige lvl 50 - yes, i'm not kidding).

MW2 rewards you for sucking. Not to mention, REWARDS camping. Now, I know that camping is the cheapest way to win, yet it's an actual strategy in warfare. But to let players gain a Nuke from just sitting in a corner? Come on. All they did was take COD4s MP and completely bastardize it with Farming Elements. IE - the HUGE addition to Kill Streaks. The ADDITION itself of Death Streaks (wow...way to encourage idiocy) and the overwhelming amount of perks that just allow cheap teams to unfairly dominate. Then there was the barrage of glitches that came out in the opening weeks.

I just feel they should've left the MP as it

Forum Posts: 970
Comment #35 by seahn
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:20:56 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ myself, COD, not just MW, but i would be satisfied with them owning both, and then MW exclusively, allowing others like trey-arch to make CoD games (just to compromise)

Forum Posts: 15
Comment #36 by Lumcurl
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:22:00 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
These guys have no loyalty, I hope they get fucked in their dealings with IW. What's with people and greed?

Forum Posts: 111
Comment #37 by Santaslave
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:23:26 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
#19 to some kid with a shitty gamertag like yours who probably camps his ass off it sure isn't shit.

Forum Posts: 421
Comment #38 by Sly Toad
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:30:11 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Stop raging.

Forum Posts: 92
Comment #39 by PluralAces
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:35:02 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Call of Duty is oversaturating the market with a new COD game every year anyway...

there is no need for a new COD game every year...if you support a title with enough DLC and other types of game content, you can easily stretch a game out for 2-3 years

I'm glad that COD 75 will be delayed.

Forum Posts: 98
Comment #40 by Freshmaker
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:39:00 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Horay for delay hopefully about 10 years =D haha

Forum Posts: 11
Comment #41 by Mrfishyp
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:48:56 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Am I the only one that thinks COD4 had a way better single player. Anyways hope this gets sorted soon, although not happy about a new COD every year, even if there are 2 different companies making it, how will this old COD be kept fresh, instead of going all salty???

Forum Posts: 135
Comment #42 by Doric
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 01:54:54 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So EA will own the CoD franchise if these guys win?

Forum Posts: 30
Comment #43 by Launch
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:01:55 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Ha, I was right about there being more drama. This is more entertaining than TV.

Forum Posts: 284
Comment #44 by ethanl2k7
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:03:22 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
maybe for the good of man kind, it wont ever come out

Forum Posts: 50
Comment #45 by Future13579
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:04:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ 41

I agree, CoD 4 SP was better in every way. Mainly cos they got rid of the cheats

Forum Posts: 154
Comment #46 by A Pip Boy 3000
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:05:36 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@42, not Call of Duty, just Modern Warfare :)

Forum Posts: 3043
Comment #47 by tehapoc
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:07:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Big deal. Activision games are shit. They need to put some time behind their games instead of shitting out the same game every year. Hopefully EA's new team will take their time and make a respectable game.

Forum Posts: 34
Comment #48 by DirtySeb
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:08:00 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
woo hoo... :/
Everyone involved needs to get their egos out of the way and get back to focusing on creating games. The CoD franchise isn't even the be all and end all; faaaaaaaaar from it in fact.

Forum Posts: 102
Comment #49 by H_Blake_H
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:08:42 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I hope Activision looses. Maybe the next MW will be good

Forum Posts: 12521
Comment #50 by Spanish Assault
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:18:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
drama, drama, drama....

Forum Posts: 182
Comment #51 by Killbomb
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:22:17 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I thought both MW's campaigns were average at best and CoD4's MP was definitely superior to MW2. I personally don't care if they ever make a MW3.

Forum Posts: 16
Comment #52 by RFOM Z00MAN
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:34:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Fuck all you COD haters play a real game pussys

Forum Posts: 133
Comment #53 by Sonoki
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:37:46 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
hahahaha omg this is so funny. they want to make a "hole new game" but they want the Modern Warfare brand so they can do any other MW? thats sad...
they have no idea what are they doing... they are like little kids
if the want to make a new great game why they need the MW brand?... they wanna make "Modern Warfare 3: not another modern warfare game" as a hole new game?
this teach us to don't leave the school

Forum Posts: 170
Comment #54 by Blkmag1k
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:37:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@#52 Grow up

Also, this is what they get for trying to bite the hand that fed them. I hope they lose the suit, and in all honesty COD4 is way better for MP goes. Single Player/Spec OP MW2 did better though

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #55 by OffroadJames
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:47:05 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #56 by eatingforthree
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:56:47 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
omg, modern warfare is dead. infinity is a bitch who makes noob friendly games. cod4 was the shit. screw off and make a future warfare. they've conquered the ww2 games and modern warfare. time to erase the gay halo games and make an amazing future game. they could do it

Forum Posts: 131
Comment #57 by maxpwns
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:56:50 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
maybe they realized that MW2 sucked so they decided to fire them (no im not a COD hater, I have all of them)

Forum Posts: 522
Comment #58 by PrinceOfThralls
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 02:58:04 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
As long as I get my next MW everything is OK. MW kicks ass.
For all you fucking fanboys and haters, Halo and Gears and Lost Planet also kick ass. I love them all, I am no fanboy of a game. But I love MW

Forum Posts: 2076
Comment #59 by Cable Player
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:00:49 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
They should have ended the COD series at Cod4. Brought out a beasty update for it and then ended it.
MW2 was shockingly awefull and they are just milking it for all its worth now.
It is all about the money...

Forum Posts: 29
Comment #60 by Vorozcogu
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:10:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
PLEASE WEBB, ban those retards who keep posting "Sweet", it's like the new FIRST, in this case it doesn't even make any sense with the article and he didn't even get to be first. I'm talking about mase111, comment #2.

On topic: This gives me more time to reach tenth prestige! Haha can't be that bad.

Forum Posts: 230
Comment #61 by ZOMBINOX
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:23:44 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Yah, no one plays MW2, it only holds the record for the biggest 5 day opening for ANY form of entertainment in history including movies, books, and music with $550,000,000. It's online multiplayer has Millions of players and continues to grow. I really think Activision cares that some people on this site think it's sh*t.
I'm not a fan boy, but do enjoy the call of duty games for what they are. I do spend a far amount of time playing MW2 online for fun so I would welcome a 3rd...

Forum Posts: 674
Comment #62 by TheUglyCasanova
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:25:53 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@34 Wow you are dumb. I don't know who you're playing but I've only seen 2 nukes in almost 7 days of play time. People can't sit in one spot and get 25 kills unless the enemy team is just retarded. It's easy enough to tell your teammates where he's hiding and take him out long before he gets to 25.

And encourage idiocy? Wtf are you talking about? I've never seen one person who tried to die 4 times in a row to get a deathstreak? They all suck and are only there to give you a little boost if you're on a bad streak. It's not like painkiller stays on the entire match and lets you dominate people?

I think killstreaks are an awesome and add a lot to the game.

Also at all your idiots saying MW2 sucks..really? I mean REALLY? Sucked so much it sold more copies than anything ever and still

Forum Posts: 342
Comment #63 by GILLHUHN
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:31:43 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
This is all seems like they were either A planning to do this to get the spotlight on there new respawn crap or they are being paid by EA either way it's stupid and for those of you saying activision should have not fired them i have to disagree they deserved it for breaching there contract by doing stuff with EA.

Forum Posts: 81
Comment #64 by Dr Zombie Bones
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:51:46 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
toy story was ok i guess :/

Forum Posts: 8
Comment #65 by gooseysnoop
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:52:44 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
They need time to rework some of bad co2 magic into the next leg perhaps...

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #66 by OffroadJames
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 03:56:45 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I don't think MW3 wont be as good as the second one.

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #67 by Nyhgault
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:01:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Barbie and the enchanted castle > MW2, everybody knows that...

Every news about Call of Duty and their comments are always a pleasure to read. More please.

Forum Posts: 248
Comment #68 by Xxtrue2dagamexX
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:05:30 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
this is becoming a soap opera.

Forum Posts: 9
Comment #69 by Balverine
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:07:44 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
MW2 is terrible and broken as hell, so if those two get the rights and make the game under new staff, the game will actually be fun.

They better win..

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #70 by KungFuLoLCat
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:13:34 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@1 you might be true typical yankees its most likely for publicity and f*ck activision there games sucks except COD 4, WAW, MW2

Forum Posts: 325
Comment #71 by machonach0
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:23:33 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@62- Just because it sold a lot doesn't make it good, it's all just a matter of opinion. You all just waste your time when you try to argue one game is better than the other. Fact is some people will love one game and hate another, it's just they way the world works.

Forum Posts: 16
Comment #72 by Luigi01
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:27:18 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
As much as I want Activision to have to pay out the ass for this ridiculous law suit, I have to wonder if the new studio would make MW3 better or worse...

Forum Posts: 248
Comment #73 by Xxtrue2dagamexX
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:29:08 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
my question is whats gonna happen to the battlefield bad company series now that EA has these guys.

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #74 by DRILLERDUD1
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:32:08 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Activision is evil. I'm not just saying that to be a fanboy(which i'm not), I'm saying that because once they get a new, hit franchise, they completely milk the shit out of it. Requiring a new game every year, signing on new developers who have no idea what they're doing....I mean, look what they did to Tony Hawk! The first few games were really fun up to Underground. Then it all went downhill...
And the same thing is gonna happen to Call Of Duty. It's inevitable. Say what you want, MW2 fanboys, it's gonna happen. MW2 will prolly be the last great addition in the Call of Duty games. So I sure hope RE gets to work on some new things if and/or after MW3 is done.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #75 by I <3 Achievements
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:42:44 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I hope those two guys get thier money, I still want re-funding for Stimulus, 1200 points for 3 maps!!! Money grabbing tw@s

Forum Posts: 2605
Comment #76 by Jakez123
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:46:47 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Calm down, just because someone says it sucks doesn't mean you go all "nerd rage", call of duty MW2 is a special game indeed, really, special,without over 5 days of play time (it's going to stay like that, not playing this crap again) I've learnt a handful of things, yes people do get nukes by camping, and yes, teamates are retarded half of the time, as for the article, i am glad, considering the majority of the COD's i've played MW2 has been a disappointment, compared to COD 5 or even COD:Spam grenades on veteran or COD 2 i have had fun, but i guess its bound to happen once.

Oh btw just because i said COD MW2 isn't up to scratch doesn't mean i hate it, its a generally a good game if you can look past all the booster, glitchers, hackers, noobs, weird spawns, awful maps(partially)

Forum Posts: 2076
Comment #77 by Cable Player
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 04:59:10 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@73 that is a very good point.
With any luck, if they do have anything to do with the Battlefield series in the future they will help make it even better than it already is, rather than screw it up like they pretty much did with MW2.

@76 I agree with you! I personally loved COD4, got to 10thP and was reasonably good at it. WaW was not all that great, Treyarch cocked it up in my opinion. MW2 I hated. Yes, I played to the high end of 4thP and for the first few weeks I was in the top 1000 on the Scoreboard. It is a good game, nobody can deny that. Although it does have many many flaws, (and DID have a lot more).

I think they should just quit with the Call of Duty series.
But it IS all about money for them now. You cannot think differently having seen the new maps. You cant even pla

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #78 by a dying animal
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:08:09 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
MW3 will just be scrapping the bottom of the barrell, trying to earn more money from CoD whilst they can.
No big loss.

Forum Posts: 39
Comment #79 by Pink Devil Fish
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:10:16 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@56 if west and Zampella win their case then they will have the rights to any COD game from Vietnam onward. Including the future so a future cod isnt going to happen without West and Zampella cuz face it. Even if they were going behind Activision's backs they own the rights to that part of the franchise regardless. It's quite understandable why they did it since they weren't getting paid their royalties. Activision knows they have screwed themselves.

I enjoyed the CODMOD2's single player campaign. I thought they it focused to much on set pieces however and the multiplayer isn't completely broken unless you consider all of the hackers, glitches, bad maps, booster and game hacks.

Forum Posts: 127
Comment #80 by syckrhythm
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:12:34 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
MW3? seriously? MW2 just came out not even a year ago, putting out games too fast is just going to cause problems and there are going to be so many bugs and glitches

Forum Posts: 41
Comment #81 by WiredHEaDsHoT
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:40:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@80 lol retarded much?
do you know how long it takes to make these games? u think there gonna wait until l everyone good and ready for it and then make it in an instant?

Forum Posts: 223
Comment #82 by Ricey-BFD
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:45:34 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
at #80 just because they were in the making doesn't mean they would bring it out so soon but if/when they bring it out they really need to do a good job stop the hackers so easy n the glitches n bug. U don't get that in BF:BC2 which makes bad company better in my opinion. The only reason i went back to play MW2 was for double xp =]

Forum Posts: 19
Comment #83 by The JF
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:47:02 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@76 amen to that.

I personally prefer bad company 2. And don't call me a hater just yet. I do own Cod's 4,5,6. But when i played bad co 2 i felt like i was actually using my brain. I wasn't running around or camping or glitching. The perks were overpowered in MW2. i mean Commando and a tactical knife do not go together. MW2 was glitch filled and bad company 2 does have that many glitches i see in a game. Don't call me a fan boy as this is my first battlefield game.

Forum Posts: 363
Comment #84 by seven43861
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:52:59 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Check out the new Game Informer Issue #205, there's a great article about this whole thing and more info about West and Zampella, including an MOU, or Memorandum of Understanding signed between them and Activision to give West/Zampella total control over the IP, and Infinity Ward.

Forum Posts: 13
Comment #85 by 360gameking
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 05:58:05 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Somehow i think modern warfare as a series will be cancelled due to this. Completely

Forum Posts: 3595
Comment #86 by Gorilla Stomper
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 06:07:47 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The process of milking the MW franchise has already begun.

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #87 by NoDiscount
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 06:29:08 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Good thing they are delaying MW3.
Let them have a clear mind before making that game.
MW2 sucks enough already.
MW3 probably going to be trash.

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #88 by misterman08
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 06:43:16 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Get ready EA will make MW suck even worse then bad company....every other month they will release "new" maps which are the same shit ass maps that will have the same shit as noobs camping or driving the attack vehicles i will just be able to play white pass on suck ass game mode....big long before EA starts shutting down the servers for any of their FPS like they have been none stop for all of their sports games? Once they get control they'll run everything further into the ground...EA could care less about any of their gamers....look at the madden following and they shut the servers down for all but madden '10

Forum Posts: 127
Comment #89 by syckrhythm
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 06:58:41 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
no shit sherlock i know it takes awhile to makes games, to make them WELL it takes a lot longer. they're pumping out games too fast and it causes the creators to look past the glitches... dumbshit

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #90 by le k1ng r1gg3rs
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 07:57:48 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
if it goes to ea we will have more ppl in online games, as ea like massize online games.
but then with ea comes all the lag

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #91 by azulek
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:09:24 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i think they want to keep their title because it was their idea and not want it to be milked for cash cow Activision where there are sure to be people that will buy Modern Warfare 3 just because it is MW3

oh wait activision would put is as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 :x

Forum Posts: 327
Comment #92 by Admiral Axtell
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:15:31 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
um good? who the FUCK cares!?!??!?! MW2 just came out! fuck my godamn fuck shit balls stop freaking out over this series

Forum Posts: 445
Comment #93 by Thehefferkiller
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:21:09 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
#92. it will probably take 2-3 years to make it. they are more than likely just storyboard etc...
as for this, i just hope activision is ready for the all holy lashback that will be 20+million gamers....

Forum Posts: 13
Comment #94 by frankumms
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:25:30 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
if activision looses, i can tell you,

mw3 will freaking ownnnnnnnnnnnn

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #95 by asilent boom
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:32:08 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@73 Nothing. The new studio that West and Zampella have formed is one of EA's Independent Partners. This is part of an IGN article.

But while West and Zampella are in some ways under the EA corporate umbrella, that doesn't mean they'll have an influence on other EA titles, such as Battlefield or Medal of Honor.
"The EA Partners program allows the independent developers to remain completely independent. We integrate as closely as they would like," said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President & Global GM of EA Partners. "It's not really part of the program that all of a sudden outside independents are advising internal teams."

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #96 by chente14
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:37:59 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment



Forum Posts: 112
Comment #97 by Mister_Sandman
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 08:59:10 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@34 I TOTALLY agree with that. I had so much fun on COD 4's multiplayer. MW2's multiplayer is just crap, really.

Forum Posts: 70
Comment #98 by N3XXIS
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 09:20:14 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ Comment #1 by Damodar Thade

Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:39:06 PM

I bet these guys created all this drama to get publicity for there planned new studio.

- They dont need any publicity, these guys created MW, anything they shit out turns to gold based on that. They could sell you a chinese container with a crap in it and most idiots would cheer.

Activision deserves to lose this lawsuit, they tried to rip these guys off, and they should finally suffer for some of their injustice. That 64Mil will go down well creating the new Company.

Forum Posts: 4
Comment #99 by iSLAYER666i
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 09:47:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I Feel Exactly The Way #96 Does. Just Chill out

Forum Posts: 19
Comment #100 by wickedclowns95
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 09:56:03 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Just kidding, love both franchises and I am psyched that they are making a third installment....

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #101 by Killaexotic
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 10:57:41 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Come on. You all know that if there is going to be a MW3, No matter if it sucks or not, or who makes it. If it says Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, Its gonna sell alot of copies. So all this talk of which game is better or that BFBC2 is better than MW2 is all pointless. Cause if MW3 does exist, Its going to sell.

Forum Posts: 88
Comment #102 by Bastado
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 11:34:34 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
#80 ... hmmm... overstating the obvious??, your so enlightening friend...i never would have thought releasing games very "early" would cause soo many problems to arise...hence glitches/ man..ur a pioneer..

haha... and i agree with 81 & 82 .... also, you sound like a whiny bitch .. just sayin

Forum Posts: 10
Comment #103 by DEAD 3Y3 TBONE
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 11:35:11 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Hopefully they successfully sue Activision, perhaps the Modern Warfare series can have a fresh start and be even better

Forum Posts: 893
Comment #104 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 12:06:54 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I can't believe we haven't had any BC2 fanboys in this thread yet. God does exist!

This drama is better than primetime TV.

Forum Posts: 359
Comment #105 by mejimmeh45
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 12:48:56 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So cod9 is delayed? oh well.

Forum Posts: 16
Comment #106 by callmeclean
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 12:59:11 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Ha all the MW haters are making shit up about how much MW2 sucks, when it is still extremely fun to play. Your idiots you could just say you don't like it and not try to tell other people who like it it's crap. If they like it then they like it, if you don't go back to BF:BC2 which is an equally good game.

Forum Posts: 152
Comment #107 by Beau Coup Dinky Dau
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 01:02:22 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
MW3 will be tied up like this until the suit gets resolved. Two to three years given my own experences--meaning none of you will see a new MW game on this console generation.

Even if Z&W don't win their suit, they'll still do a lot of damage to Activision and the MW franchise by forcing it off of the center stage and allowing competitors to fill the void left by it's absence.

Lawsuits are an ugly, ugly thing--regardless of who's right and who's wrong.

Forum Posts: 152
Comment #108 by Beau Coup Dinky Dau
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 01:04:26 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Speaking of up and coming...this might just be MoH's chance to regain some of the ground it's lost over the years.

Forum Posts: 536
Comment #109 by StephenJ360
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 01:35:14 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
This is the most retarded assortment of comments I've ever read. Actually pretty funny!

I love the part about how when people have an opinion... it's shit.

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #110 by XxArkhamxAsylumXX
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 01:58:55 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i believe this has happened with Blizzard similarly in the past when the guy who made Guild Wars left the whole World of Warcraft scene to make well... Guild Wars

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #111 by god_smack_er_69
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:07:10 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Here is an idea, respawn ent. and dice join forces and create the greatest FPS of our time. Imagine, the graphics and pace of MW with the vehicles and destruction of BFBC, that would be F^&king EPIC IMO.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #112 by Acid Mother
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:35:54 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
If EA gets a hold of the MW franchise, at least we won't see another 1200-point map pack. As of late EA's been pretty good for DLC, a few things that are free and better than most paid DLC.

And seeing as DICE's publisher is EA there could be a co-developed game now. Beforehand it would've been neigh impossible.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #113 by Acid Mother
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:38:26 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
And yes this whole fiasco could work great for MoH, seeing as the next MW is either going to be at least a year off mark or complete shit (as most games continued on without the original makers do). If DICE's MP component is competent enough, this might be the beginning of the end for CoD.

Forum Posts: 194
Comment #114 by Shadow Assa5in
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:38:45 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
All games become crap after a 2nd sequel. Halo for example was awesome, halo 2 was awesome, and halo 3 was absolutely horrible. Except GTA 3, that had two good sequels (Vice city, San Andreas, and GTA IV)

Forum Posts: 194
Comment #115 by Shadow Assa5in
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:44:58 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
***3 oops my bad, i didnt say GTA 1 or 2 because they sucked

Forum Posts: 2773
Comment #116 by jtr1gg3r
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:53:27 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
so what im glad its delayed, i feel sorry for that horse - STOP BEATING HIM! HE'S ALREADY DEAD!

oh what look at all his bruises, thats harsh


Forum Posts: 1788
Comment #117 by newbsicle
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 03:05:17 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Gaming news has never looked so pathetic.

Forum Posts: 162
Comment #118 by SN1P3RSTU113
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 03:42:27 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Hope COD dies :) they were shit games anyway. Multiplayer was noob-friendly and infested by little kids.

Forum Posts: 1124
Comment #119 by KIDDRAGON67
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 03:42:44 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Do they really need to fight for the CoD series, honestly isn't that 36million enough? Making a game is a team effort, it's not like those two guys done over 51% of the work.

Forum Posts: 593
Comment #120 by x 19 Luke 87 x
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 04:32:56 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
It's only a computer game. I don't know why their moaning, i doubt their living on the streets.

Forum Posts: 135
Comment #121 by Doric
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 05:42:01 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Well Modern Warfare is the cash cow of the series, I doubt half the people who play MW have played the others. I wouldn't be suprised if EA is pushing this through hard seeing as its major competitor is Activision-Blizzard. Warcraft and MW are their biggest 2.

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #122 by Hebi no David
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 06:11:36 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Money loving jews

Forum Posts: 409
Comment #123 by NameTaken69
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 06:12:21 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #124 by Colezy
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 07:24:12 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
lmao@ People that moan at the price of games, its just lame, you do relise how much money,time and effort goes in to the gmes, and besides there a business just like everyone else who try to make money, infinity ward arnt the ones pricing them on the shelvs, so what about other companys, WOW is worth millions, what about microsoft? or sony? atleast IW and ACTV donated to charity, god whats wrong with you lowlifes scrimping on the bowls of society, if you cant afford the game dnt buy the console =]

Forum Posts: 30
Comment #125 by Astrex
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 08:24:23 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
agreed, this does seem like a publicity stunt... no-one ever airs there shit like this!

Forum Posts: 53
Comment #126 by timkomatt
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 09:37:25 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I like MW2, but i am getting tired of it. i personally think it is an overrated game.

Forum Posts: 106
Comment #127 by jesse477
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 09:51:13 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I-W better win all these damn law suit's. Activision is a bunch of assholes, after all the work that those two did for them and bringing out a game that actually challenges Halo online, Activision is just like, YOUR FIRED! Granted there were rumors that they were leaking info about future projects, those are still rumors.

I think EA is gonna make a ASS TON of money now they got IW's head leaders. Activision is gonna regret they day they let go two great people.

Forum Posts: 789
Comment #128 by mosin360
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:12:47 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Ugh, MW2 was nothing special. The story was probably the worst for any AAA game this generation which made the gameplay so weak. I hope the CoD name is tied up in legal battles so long that we never get another one. Time to put that series to bed.

Forum Posts: 337
Comment #129 by Phenoviral
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 02:51:20 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Damn it, #123. Why did you just do that? >=o

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #130 by NPNG The Master
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 05:38:15 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Look, CoD4 was the best game ever. They tried to make MW2 too good and added too many things, which made the game a flop. No game can ever compete with CoD4 :)

Forum Posts: 55
Comment #131 by ell635
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @ 04:27:04 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Can't wait to see the little COD fanboys cry like babies when MW3 doesnt make the scheduled annual date for Call of Dutys. That... or they release an unfinished, crap game.

Gosh, I've grown up. COD4 was amazing, COD: WaW was okay. Modern Warfare 2 was milking the Cow.

I actually only want MW3 for the Story Mode. And I know I can wait for that. But what about the poor little kids on multiplayer? That'll get boring won't it?

Shame.. :)

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info
Infinity Ward


US November 10, 2009
Europe November 10, 2009

You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.
Related News




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 6861 user ratings.