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Ex-Infinity Ward bosses sue for US$36m

Pair also seeking control of Modern Warfare franchise

Jason West and Vince Zampella, former heads of Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward, are suing Activision for US$36 million and control over the Modern Warfare franchise, according to a report by Bloomberg.

"Activision terminated their employment weeks before they were to be paid substantial royalty payments as part of their existing contracts for Modern Warfare 2," the pairs' lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers LLP wrote in a statement.

This follows on from the announcment that Activision was planning on expanding the Modern Warfare franchise with a new game by Sledgehammer Games .

[ SOURCE: Bloomberg ]