38 Infinity Ward Employees File Lawsuit Against Activision Over Unpaid Royalties

Activision is most likely not very happy right now. Why? 38, yes 38, employees of their all-star developer Infinity Ward are now filing a lawsuit the company.

Activision has been holding back about 75 million to 125 million dollars back from the developers. Activision, using this unpaid money, was trying to “keep the employees hostage,” according to the lawsuit.

Activision, when questioned about the lawsuit by G4TV, replied “Activision believes the action is without merit. Activision retains the discretion to determine the amount and the schedule of bonus payments for MW2 and has acted consistent with its rights and the law at all times. We look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right.

After the jump, you can find the full list of employees involved. Some of the employees have already left Infinity Ward, but a large chunk are still at the studio. Who knows for how long though.

Todd Alderman, Frank Gigliotti, Roger Abrahamsson, Brad Allen, Mohammad Alavi, Richard Baker, Chad Barb, Keith Bell, Chris Cherubini, Taihoon William Cho, Chris Dionne, Joel Emslie, Robert Field, Steve Fuduka, Robert Gaines, Chance Glasco, Preston Glenn, Joel Gompert, Chad Grenier, Mark Grigsby, John Haggerty, Jacob Michael Keating, Chris Lambert, Ryan Lastimosa, Fairfax S. McCandlish IV, Jason McCord, Brent Mcleod, John Paul Messerly, Stephen Miller, Zied Rieke, Jon Shiring, John Slayback, Richard Smith, Geoffery Smith, Jiesang Song, Todd Sue, Rayme C. Vinson and Lei Yang.

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