This Variety report, citing Double Fine “sources,” is claiming that Activision is actively blocking publisher deals for Brutal Legend.
The game was left without a publisher when the Acitvision merged with Blizzard earlier this year.
From the piece:
Whatever the exact reasons, it seems that tensions are running high between Double Fine and Activision Blizzard as they try to make a deal with a new publisher.
I spoke to some sources on the Double Fine side and they said the problem isn’t that other publishers aren’t interested. They say it’s that Activision Blizzard has been “an impediment” and that they’re “blocking the process.”
More through there.