Infinity Ward versus Activision trial date delayed

The trial date for the case between ex-Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vincent Zampella and their former employer Activision has been pushed back by three weeks to May 29, 2012.

West and Zampella, ex-president and CEO of the Call Of Duty developer respectively, filed a lawsuit against Activision in 2010 citing breach of contract and wrongful dismissal after their positions were abruptly terminated. They later added two counts of fraud to their complaint, although one of these was recently dismissed.

Activision maintains that West and Zampella were fired because of secret talks they held with Electronic Arts about setting up a new development studio, and the Call Of Duty publisher named EA in a December 2010 cross-complaint.

38 current and former Infinity Ward employees have also sued Activision over alleged unpaid bonuses and royalties for Modern Warfare 2, and their complaint has been consolidated with West and Zampella's case.