According to the terms of the deal, Spark will develop three games, the first of which will be a title in the Call of Duty
war game series, set for release in 2004. The Call of Duty
games are based on wars of the 20th century.
EA recently settled a suit with Spark, in which the publisher alleged that 23 employees of Spark had stolen proprietary technology and data from EA, including unreleased code from Medal of Honor
games. In the settlement, announced earlier this month, Spark did not admit to any wrongdoing but did say it would return any property from EA that it had in its possession, and paid an undisclosed sum to EA.