Codemasters has filed a lawsuit against NetDevil and its parent company Gazillion Entertainment for the continued delay of the MMO Jumpgate Evolution.
NetDevil has been working on the MMO for quite some time; last year we heard it had been delayed after entering the Friends & Family phase of testing, with no date on the horizon.
Codemasters filed the lawsuit citing breach of contract after it handed over $1.4 million to help underwrite the game’s development. The publisher also claims Jumpgate Evolution was to be released by February 24, 2009, but after many delays and a small showing at E3 this year, it has yet to ship.
The space MMO is based on a remake of NetDevil’s Jumpgate. As of July, the game had over 250K applicants sign-up to test it in beta.
NetDevil recently released LEGO Universe in North America and Europe, published by Warner Bros., and its parent company, Gazillion, is also working on Marvel Superhero Squad for Marvel.