Activision Set to Sue EA?

By Adam Riley 14.02.2009 7

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Last year, when Activision changed to 'Activision Blizzard' after merging with Vivendi, it decided to ditch a heap of in-development titles that were deemed too risky. Now that plan has caused some problems. After pawning off games from Vivendi's portfolio, such as Ghostbusters and Brutal Legend, various other publishers quickly stepped in and swept up the 'litter', as Activision seemingly saw it.

But it seems the deal with Double Fine's Brutal Legend is not quite as clear as with Ghostbusters, which is now in Atari's hands. Despite EA now holding the rights to the rock-themed action title starring Jack Black and developed by the makers of Psychonauts, Activision is threatening to sue the publisher of FIFA, Tiger Woods and many more massive hits.

However, it is being said by Industry pundits that Activision still has no interest in the game, instead simply wanting a pay off from EA, just as it managed to wrangle out of Atari. What is going to happen in the end? Well, it looks like EA is not taking the matter too seriously, rather amusingly stating "We doubt that Activision would try to sue. That would be like a husband abandoning his family and then suing after his wife meets a better looking guy."

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That is cool.

Super Duper Ultra Fun Time!

Activision are just being pathetic with this one.

*slaps and then shakes Activision* Get over it! Everything is going to be ok!

Don't worry Activision, you can wipe your tears with all the money you made with Guitar Hero.

Wow, the industry is getting more and more like studio system Hollywood.

..sound more like children to me.
The reply from EA is cool! I like these guys more and more. I think that's dangerous. *lol*

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

\'EA or Activision, which is better? There\'s only one way to find out. FIIIIGHT!!!!\'

Smilie

( Edited 16.02.2009 11:38 by Firefly )

Onwards, TO NOWHERE! Proud owner of Farming Simulator 2013.

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