The fact the rumour was swirling around "should speak volumes" how much they are in demand. Acti accused the two of speaking with EA.
“In short, Vince hardly needs my recommendation," wrote Jesse Heinig, production coordinator for Call of Duty 2 between '04 and '05, on his LinkedIn profile.
"He’s a prime example of ‘having it all together,’ a rare commodity in the increasingly stressful and delivery-driven video game development marketplace. But don’t just take my word for it."
"Rumor in the industry is that EA placed a million-dollar bounty for snapping up any IW studio lead, like Vince. Just the fact that the rumor is out there should speak volumes about how badly people want Vince working on their products.”
Zampella and West were fired from Infinity Ward for insubordination say Activision, with an internal memo revealing that the two studio bosses were in talks with EA. Currently the two are suing Activision for $36m in unpaid royalties and for the Modern Warfare IP.
The hearing is in June. Zampella, West and Grant Collier all founded Infinity Ward and also worked at EA on the Medal of Honor series. Someone better call the.