Publisher Activision has filed suit against Brutal Legend developer Double Fine Productions to prevent the release of the heavy metal game starring Jack Black, putting the title’s Rocktober release in jeopardy.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Activision claims that Double Fine failed to deliver Brutal Legend on time and mostly on its dime. The suit contends that the Brutal Legend dev was paid $US15 million to finish the game, but missed a key deadline, with Double Fine asking for another $US7 million in development monies.
When Vivendi and Activision merged last year, Brutal Legend was missing from the list of titles that Activision would publish. But Activision claims it still retains its rights to the open world action adventure and that the mega-publisher has suffered “irreparable harm” in losing the game.
Activision sues to stop Jack Black game [Yahoo!/AP]