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Activision sues Brutal Legend developer to prevent Rocktober

2:52 PM on 06.04.2009 // Jordan Devore
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Remember back in February when EA referred to Activision as "a husband abandoning his family and then suing after his wife meets a better looking guy"? That was pretty funny. What's not so funny, however, is that Activision sued Double Fine yesterday for allegedly "not delivering Brutal Legend on time," among other things.

As reported by AP Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney, "the lawsuit claims Activision paid Double Fine about $15 million to develop 'Brutal Legend,' but the studio missed a key deadline last year," and "said it would need another nine months and $7 million to complete the game."

The two companies attempted to negotiate an agreement, but that never happened, according to Activision's suit. Furthermore, "Activision contends it never relinquished its rights to the game and that Double Fine improperly transferred 'Brutal Legend' to EA."

Activision feels "irreparable harm" has been incurred, because it A) lost Brutal Legend and B) won't have the opportunity to sell DLC for the game unless the October 13 release is not prevented. As far as I'm concerned, this is a dick move of the highest degree.


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