EA calls Activision/IW situation a “disappointment”

Chief operating officer for EA John Schappert said at GDC that Jason West and Vince Zampella being in a legal dispute instead of making a game is ‘not a win’ for the industry.

“I’m disappointed on a couple of fronts,” he said. “I’m disappointed because I think Jason and Vince, on the human side, are two great guys, I know them personally, they’ve done great things. And I think they’re two of the best creative leaders in our space.”

“And to think they’re going to spending their future dealing with litigation and lawyers rather than crafting the next great experience,” he added. “I don’t think that’s a win for them, I don’t think that’s a win for our industry. I think that’s disappointment.”

“I hope that they find a way to continue to make games and focus on that during this period.”