Codemasters is embroiled in a legal dispute with rival local racing studio Playground Games.
The Dirt 2 outfit accuses Playground Games of hiring key Codemasters staff, and thus, trade secrets.
Playground Games opened at the start of 2010, having been established by former Codemasters CEO Nicholas Wheelwright.
Now Codemasters claims in a High Court writ that Playground Games head-hunted and hired key employees with access to trade secrets and confidential information.
Develop has the full story.