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Infinity Ward ‘Refused To Work With Treyarch On COD’

22 Dec 2010  by   Paul Younger

As the battle between Activision and the two Infinity Ward founders continue, it has now emerged that the acclaimed developer ‘refused to work with Treyarch’ on COD.
According to a report, West and Zampella, the two founders of Infinity Ward, are accused of being uncooperative regarding the COD franchise, allegedly refusing to work with Treyarch on a ‘unified brand’.
Activision adds in its lawsuit that “On the same day that Treyarch released a video trailer promoting a follow-on product – a map pack or downloadable content – designed for players of Treyarch’s game Call of Duty: World at War, West and Zampella released a marketing video for Modern Warfare 2 with the purpose of hurting Treyarch’s and Activision’s marketing efforts.

“Far from being remorseful, West attempted to justify his actions on the grounds that Treyarch had insufficiently coordinated with Infinity Ward by stating: ‘We released on the same day as you because we had no clue you were releasing anything. We are not happy about it.’ The real truth, however, was revealed by a series of text messages between.”
 

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