Activision redistributing, not pocketing IW bonuses

As fired Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella left the studio early last month, they, along with everyone else who’ve departed on their own initiative since — that’d be roughly a dozen so far — have also said goodbye to their Modern Warfare 2 bonuses, Activision media manager Dan Amrich says. Bonuses that will make the people who remain at the studio that much wealthier.

“Vince and Jason had very large bonuses; those bonuses are being redistributed to everybody else, to the people who did not allegedly attempt to steal company secrets,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Activision is not pocketing that bonus money; it’s still going to the people who work at IW.”

As more people go, and Amrich believes that’s probable, those bonuses will only grow larger.

“I’m confused, because by leaving, they are giving up their bonus — and the more people that leave, the bigger the bonus gets for the people who stay.”