Report: Acti threatens to sue EA over Brutal Legend publishing rights

Friday, 13th February 2009 21:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Jesus. According to this Variety report, Activision is threatening to sue EA over rights to publish DoubleFine’s Brutal Legend.

Apparently a letter has been sent to EA, and possibly DoubleFine itself. Activision’s supposedly claiming it thought it was still in negotiations to publish the game and therefore see’s EA’s deal on the title as invalid.

This, in no way, sounds as though Activision fucked up by letting the game go only to realise how much buzz surrounded the project a few months down the line. No way.

An EA staffer told Variety, “We doubt that Activision would try to sue. That would be like a husband abandoning his family and then suing after his wife meets a better looking guy.”

Story of the day.



  1. Hunam

    Riccitiello could kick Kotick’s ass in a fight.

    I’d also pay good money to see that.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Mr-Brett

    Oh come on, wasn’t it enough to drop the game and screw over Doublefine but to now try and screw up the new publishing deal?

    Acti really are the new (old)EA…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. fearmonkey

    Hey Kotick, why don’t you spend a little less time whining about Brutal legend, and have Raven make a new Heretic game.
    Really stupid to let this game and Ghostbusters go.
    Im starting to dislike Activision, used to love them.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    So Acti see the acclaim the game has been getting so far so they decide to take on EA to publish it?

    My god! Acti have become what EA used to be.

    Grow up and accept that EA have become a better company then you have been lately.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Tonka

    EA staffer in “I’m more handsome than Activision staffers” shocker.

    #5 6 years ago

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