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The Spark Behind "Call of Duty 2"

Filed under: GameCube | PC | PS2 | Xbox
Posted by Jeremy on August 31, 2005 10:36 AM
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Yesterday, I wrote a story regarding Activision's signing of much of the talent of Band of Brothers for their upcoming Call of Duty 2 games. Today, I found this article at Gamespot which details a $10 million lawsuit filed against Activision by Call of Duty developer, Spark Unlimited, which alleges, "breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, and breach of an implied contract." In summary, Spark created and pitched the idea for Call of Duty, there was a bidding war, Activision won and promised a three game deal. Activision then went behind the back of Spark and decided to make the first sequel in-house, edging out Spark for a higher profit margin. Spark wants an injunction against Activision releasing Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. I'll keep you updated if anything comes of this.

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