The lovely Polish folks at CD Projekt RED, the dev team behind the wildly successful Witcher games, are about to be sued by their publisher. Namco Bandai was responsible for bringing the PC version of The Witcher 2 into shops around the world, but they won’t be doing the same for the recently announced Xbox 360 version.
CD Projekt RED has instead chosen to hand over the publishing reins to THQ. Namco Bandai feels cheated on and as such is taking the development team to court. The CEO of CD Projekt RED, Adam Kicinski, is completely unfazed about the whole thing and maintains that Namco Bandai only signed an agreement to publish the PC version. It sounds as if the publisher is withholding payment to the development team, which comes across as more of an inconvenience than disaster.
According to Kicinski: “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.”