Namco Bandai is to sue Witcher 2 development studio CD Projekt RED after it was revealed THQ would assume publishing duties for the Xbox 360 version of the game, reports Gamepur.
According to the report, Namco claims CD Projekt has broken its publishing agreement twice, first by removing the game’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) software in a post-release patch, and now by moving to THQ.
“As with most cases, we first tried to end the dispute peacefully,” said CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski. “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.”
“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,” he concluded.