I can't wait to see what gets unearthed from this.
A huge lawsuit is getting laid down on Activision as well. They are claiming Activision promised royalties, which doesn't make any sense. No one promises you something like that, unless you sign a peice of paper stating you will get said sharing of the profits.
I hope this isn't just a bunch of whiney developers crying for more money AFTER they complete the game. You take care of that arrangement before you finish the fucking thing.
And, it's not like it was a no name title they weren't sure was going to sell.
Also, aside from the sales, they really didn't create a great product - it's still loaded with bugs and exploits.
Here is the link (to a site I am not blocked from at work);
"Activision retains the discretion to determine the amount and the schedule of bonus payments for MW2 and has acted consistent with its rights and the law at all times" said an Activision spokesperson. "We look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right."
It looks like they did agree to getting royalties, but no detail as to when and how much - isn't that agreed on as well?
Or, is there a limit to 'by when' they should pay the royalties?