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Activision likely facing legal issues because of Black Ops 2

This is a discussion on Activision likely facing legal issues because of Black Ops 2 within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; Thought this article was very interesting. Activision and Infinity Ward had previous signed a legal document stating that Activision did ...

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    Activision likely facing legal issues because of Black Ops 2

    Thought this article was very interesting. Activision and Infinity Ward had previous signed a legal document stating that Activision did not have the rights to make an game under the Call of Duty franchise that would take place in post-Vietnam. Obviously with the announcement of the 2025 setting in Black Ops II, it appears that Activision decided to give the finger to Infinity Ward. That, or they must've missed/forgot about this small detail in a big legal document.

    Given the past history between Activision and Infinity Ward, I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes a pretty huge lawsuit. This may very well put Black Ops II at risk, and could ruin the Call of Duty franchise as a whole.

    Now wouldn't that just be marvelous?

    Article: Could Black Ops II's Setting Land Activision In Legal Trouble? - News - www.GameInformer.com

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    Wow, looks like we might say goodbye to Call of Duty.

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    Crazy times man. I wonder what would happen to CoD if a lawsuit is filed and successful. Maybe it just might be a bump in the road for them.

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    I support Infinity Ward since they started the CoD franchise with there better games over trayarch and their

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    I wonder how much this is IW's doing and not the ex-owners who left to EA years ago. Either way, this won't be the end of the CoD franchice. You've got to be really naive and a dreamer (if not stupid) to actually believe this will take down the franchice as a whole. It could halt BO2's development and release (but not for long), but it won't be able to take down the behemoth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    I wonder how much this is IW's doing and not the ex-owners who left to EA years ago. Either way, this won't be the end of the CoD franchice. You've got to be really naive and a dreamer (if not stupid) to actually believe this will take down the franchice as a whole. It could halt BO2's development and release (but not for long), but it won't be able to take down the behemoth.
    Well damn, I was hoping for a CoD death.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    Well damn, I was hoping for a CoD death.
    Almost everyone, but it won't happen anytime soon lol.

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    This is going to be their 3rd franchise that was burned into the ground right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deth View Post
    This is going to be their 3rd franchise that was burned into the ground right?
    Supposing the fairy tale of CoD actually being killed turns true someday, yes it would.

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    Well that sux but this is what the gaming world has come to lately...sigh

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    Obviously, this isn't gonna kill the CoD franchise (unfortunately).

    Most likely what will happen is some sort of agreement on royalties and damages will be reached and IW will walk away making millions on a game they didn't even make. Win for them.

    However, I'm hoping that the judge forces Activision to shut down production of Black Ops 2, pushing them back to the drawing board to come up with a new version of the game.

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    Wow, I hope this doesn't affect Black Ops 2 (unless it makes it better). I am really looking forward to Zombies.






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    Well, this really all depends if IW decides to do anything or not.

    I was just thinking, it's always possible that Acti brought this up with IW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    Wow, looks like we might say goodbye to Call of Duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushpig94 View Post
    Well, this really all depends if IW decides to do anything or not.

    I was just thinking, it's always possible that Acti brought this up with IW.
    It doesn't matter who brought it up with who; they both signed the legal document, and now Activision is in violation of it. I can't see why IW wouldn't want to do anything about it.

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    Even if the franchise were to die they'd just make a new IP with similar elements...

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