Activision and EA reach settlement over IW poaching claims

Both parties "put this matter behind them"

EA and Activision have announced they've today reached a settlement agreement regarding their battle over former Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella.


"Activision and EA have agreed to put this matter behind them," the firms said in a joint statement today.

Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, this puts an end to the lawsuit between the two publishers, which started when Activision alleged that the Battlefield publisher illegally attempted to lure away the Call of Duty creators while they were in contract with Activision.

This does not, however, affect the ongoing case between Activision and the fired Infinity Ward bosses which goes to court on May 29.

This comes just a day after it was revealed that Activision reportedly paid $42 million to 40 former Infinity Ward developers as part of long overdue royalties for their work on Modern Warfare 2.