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Namco Bandai sues CD Projekt over Xbox 360 Witcher 2 rights

Having successfully brought the PC version of acclaimed RPG The Witcher 2 to PC, Namco Bandai has launched legal action against CD Projekt over its decision to hand the Xbox 360 publishing rights to THQ.

Gamepur reports that Namco Bandai is filing action on two counts – firstly, that the deal with THQ violates its own agreement, and secondly about the removal of DRM from the PC SKU.

"As with most cases, we first tried to end the dispute peacefully,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski stated. 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.

Our financial situation is very good at the moment and the lack of a few million does not have any impact on current activities. Withholding of payments means only that after some time, our partner will have to give us the money.

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."

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