The high-profile lawsuit levied by ex-Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella against Activision has now stepped up a gear with the confirmation of the first court date. The case will begin on Monday, May 7, 2012 - and is likely to be a knock-down, drag-out brawl over allegations of unpaid Modern Warfare 2 royalties. Activision will almost certainly counter by attempting to prove that the duo breached their contracts by leaking confidential informaton to EA and meeting secretly with the rival publisher. Whether they will be able to successfully distance themselves from allegations of "unbridled greed" is another matter entirely.
I can surmise and allege - but sadly not officially print - all sorts of things from the state of play thus far. Naturally we'll keep you posted as we hear more as well as exploring the position of both sides. Be sure to mug up on our comprehensive fact sheet that summed up the pertinent details at the time - and let us know your take on the situation in the comments!