Activision has responded to the ex-Infinity Ward founders' lawsuit, saying they are "disappointed" and once again mentions unfulfilled "obligations" as justifying its actions.
Earlier this week Activision fired the founding figures of Infinity Ward among accusations of disobedience, to which the former execs, Vince Zampella and Jason West, responded with a lawsuit claiming US$36 million and control of the Modern Warfare franchise.
"Activision is disappointed that Mr. Zampella and Mr. West have chosen to file a lawsuit, and believes their claims are meritless," the company said in a statement.
"Over eight years, Activision shareholders provided these executives with the capital they needed to start Infinity Ward, as well as the financial support, resources and creative independence that helped them flourish and achieve enormous professional success and personal wealth.
"In return, Activision legitimately expected them to honor their obligations to Activision, just like any other executives who hold positions of trust in the company. While the company showed enormous patience, it firmly believes that its decision was justified based on their course of conduct and actions. Activision remains committed to the Call of Duty franchise, which it owns, and will continue to produce exciting and innovative games for its millions of fans."