Namco Bandai files suit over Witcher 2's European publishing rights

By Matthew
Jul 8, 2011
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  1. Namco Bandai has filed suit against Optimus SA, the parent company of CD Projekt Red, for breaching its contract agreement over the publishing rights to The Witcher 2: Assassins of…

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  2. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I hope this comes back to bite Namco in the ***.
  3. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 Newcomer, in training Posts: 489

    It's not surprising at all that Namco also chose to bring up the DRM issue. Might be one reason why CD Projekt chose to go with THQ for the Xbox 360 port.
  4. All I know is that CD Project proved to be extremely unprofessional.

    The company messed up the general situation too much.

    They released the game while was clearly in Beta-Phase. No support-forums. 'Till today, too much people are stuck and can't play the game. At the beginning, the DRM caused too much problems. The vast majority have had many problems. Then, removed it and caused other problems with companies that I don't care anyway.

    A big project by a poor company = Failure.
  5. What a load of frog s**t
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    They're also saying that Namco apparently had the first option to distribute the Xbox version, but decided not to exercise it, so they went with THQ.
  7. Butch

    Butch TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I totally disagree with you one this. CD Projekt is one of the best developers out there. They actually care about their fans unlike most others. Granted, there were some problems at launch but they were resolved how?.. by removing DRM. They did this knowing the possible consequences but they did it anyway and they did it for us, the fans of the game. I totally support CD Projekt..at least until they are bought by EA or Activsion or one of the others.
  8. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    And again, the publisher rears its ugly head.. Hope it does

    Here's to self-publishing!

    @ butch: game released in beta-phase? Are you high or in beta-wave sleep? Witcher 2 is one of the most polished games out of the box in the last few years, AND coming from a small studio.


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