Activision’s bonuses to Call of Duty devs at nearly half a billion

Activision has paid Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward nearly half a billion dollars in loyalties, it’s been revealed.

The legal battle between the publisher and ex-studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella revealed as much when Activision divulged individual payments that totaled $493m over eight Call of Duty titles that have been paid since 2003. The amount includes the $42 million that the publisher paid the devs last month.

The payments are listed below, should it pique your interest.

Call of Duty – $3.8 million (studio)
Call of Duty 2 – $69 million (studio)
Call of Duty 3 – $2.6 million (tech)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – $74.5 million (studio)
Call of Duty: World at War – $13.96 million (tech), $18.68 million (IP)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – $147.46 million (studio)
Call of Duty: Black Ops – $46 million (tech), $56.96 million (IP)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – $59.9 million (studio)

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