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Legal

Creator of browser game Warzone countersues Activision over Warzone trademark

Warzone.com, the developer of 2017 web-based strategy Warzone, has countersued Activision. Back in April 2021, the publisher filed a complaint with Los Angeles federal court seeking to dismiss the developer’s claims that Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone infringes Warzone.com’s trademark rights. The developer’s recent filing with the US District Court for the Central District of California asks the court not to dismiss the case.

Industry News

Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer omits Activision branding. Publisher cites creative reasons

Last week, Activision debuted Call of Duty: Vanguard with a trailer that for the first time in the series’ history ran with the slate “Call of Duty presents.” No mention of Activision. Nor did the video feature the publisher’s logo. The only reference to Activision is made in tiny print in the legally required copyright part at the very end of the video. Could it be that that the company is trying to disassociate its best-selling series from the workplace harassment and discrimination scandal haunting Activision Blizzard over the last several weeks?

Industry News

Report: Call of Duty’s Warzone battle royale game to come out in March

Activision Blizzard is gearing up to compete with makers of PUBG, Fortnite and Apex Legends. The publisher will launch the free-to-play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone.

Rumors of the upcoming release of a battle royale in the Call of Duty series have been circulating since last week. As the sources of VGC have confirmed, the game is indeed in development and will come out in early March.

Featured

Wargaming’s Thaine Lyman on keeping live games alive: “Kill your sacred cows”

Thaine Lyman, General Manager of the mobile studio at Wargaming Minsk, is one of the key people behind the publisher’s flagship mobile title World of Tanks Blitz. On Thaine’s watch, Tanks Blitz entered its sixth year on the market and did so with flying colors: the game reached an unprecedented DAU of 1.5 million players globally.

Prior to joining Wargaming, Thaine spent 17 years at Activision in various executive roles.