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Activision Claims They Treat IW “Extremely Well”

April 19, 2010 Written by Paulmichael Contreras

If you’ve been following the latest developments regarding Activision and Infinity Ward, then you already know that things have been turbulent between the two ever since IW studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella were seemingly forcibly retired from their positions early last month. Activision feels they have to clear the air according to CVG.

Activision COO Thomas Tippl stated:

“We treat our developers extremely well…We have an independent studio model that provides them a lot of creative freedom while we take care of the back office stuff so they can focus on making games…If their games are successful, they are compensated better here than anywhere else. We’ve been paying our talent millions of dollars for their work. Our setup provides a win-win opportunity. We ensure your work will reach a wide audience. Therefore, we have attracted, and we will continue to attract, the top talent in this industry.”

While this statement taken on its own merit seems like a casual announcement, one cannot help but to draw parallels between this and the recent drama surrounding Infinity Ward. What’s your take on the situation? Let us know in the comments below!