The legal stoush between publishers Activision and former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella isn't just giving us all some entertaining reading. It's also holding up development of Modern Warfare 3.
The court documents surrounding the case, released earlier today, show that one of Activision's main complaints is that West and Zampella's attempts to secede from Activision and form a new "spin-off" studio is "delaying pre-production of Modern Warfare 3", and that this delay is being used as "leverage in their negotiations with Activision".
Further, the case also says that "as a direct and proximate result of this breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, Activision has been forced to commit additional resources to Modern Warfare 3".
Regardless of who is left at Infinity Ward by the time the game does enter into production, you can rest assured, Activision is intent on bringing you at least one more Modern Warfare title.