Namco Bandai files lawsuit against CD Projekt RED
- By Sehran Shaikh
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Namco Bandai has filed a lawsuit against CD Projekt RED, after the developer announced that the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 will be distributed by THQ.
According to the details revealed in the lawsuit, CD Projekt RED first broke the agreement by removing the DRM protection that too without the publisher's authority, and then selected THQ for distributing Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2.
Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED said:
"As with most cases, we first tried to end the dispute peacefully. Attempts failed and because of this, we hoped that our partner would send the case to the court. The agreement that we signed last year, concerned only the distribution of “The Witcher 2? for the PC. The records were carefully clarified to avoid any ambiguity.
Namco Bandai have options when choosing the priority of our distributor’s version of the Xbox 360. It could use, but not taken advantage of certain preferences. In this situation, we chose the offer that THQ made us.
Our financial situation is very good at the moment and the lack of a few million does not have any impact on current activities. Withholding of payments means only that after some time, our partner will have to give us the money.
I hope that the whole thing will end with a pre-litigation settlement. If it doesn’t, I am sure that we will win the case and then the loser will pay for our lawyers."