Activision, as it threatened, has dropped a lawsuit on Double Fine Productions over Brütal Legend. According to the publisher, Tim Schafer and his team failed to deliver the game on time and asked for an extension. The development was funded largely by Activision, if the publisher is to be believed.
Brütal Legend, which was not picked up by Activision during the Activision and Vivendi merger, eventually ended up over at Electronic Arts. As bitter corporate rivals, Activision breaks out its lawsuit game.
It seemed pretty clear that Activision dropped the game during the merger, but the company believes they still retain the right to publish the game.
What does developer Tim Schafer say about this? "Hey, if Activision liked it, then they should have put a ring on it. Oh great, now Beyoncé is going to sue me, too." Zing! Tim is awesome.
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