Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is already under fire. GameInformer has come across a set of legal documents that suggest the game’s future setting may violate Activision’s contract with Infinity Ward. In fact, the primary developer of the series retains the rights to any Call of Duty games set post-Vietnam.
I’m not a lawyer or anything, but you’d think Activision would have this covered before they commissioned something like this. However, you should keep in mind that the company already has a legal dispute with Infinity Ward and series creators Jason West and Vince Zampella.
I don’t think the game will be affected by any of this, but it will further strain Activision’s relationship with IW.