Atari is being sued by Frontier Developments, who claim that they’ve been working with Atari since a deal was made to develop RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 in 2003. Frontier allege that they stuck by the company during Atari’s 2013 bankruptcy, but believes it’s owed more money after Atari led Frontier Developments to believe it had sold less copies than it actually had.
According to TMZ, who broke the story, Frontier was paid $1.17m for the work and now believes that it is owed an additional $2.2m, claiming that it has found evidence that the game sold much better than they were led to believe. In April, the company asked Atari for detailed sales reports, and claims are that Atari have delayed on handing them over.
We reached out to Frontier for comment and they’ve given us the following statement from David Walsh, Frontier’s chief operating officer: "We can confirm Frontier is currently pursuing a complaint against Atari. We have attempted to resolve this issue without legal action since April 2016. We have so far been denied our contractual right to audit by Atari, and we are unfortunately left with no other way to resolve our concerns. We are unable to offer any further comment while the matter is subject to due legal process."
We’ve reached out to Atari for comment, and we’ll deliver more as we have it.