The relationships between developers and publishers are never a smooth flow. As smoothly as they can work, sometimes communication is more complex. This happened between the Ukrainian studio Frogwares and the publisher Nacon.
In fact, the conflict dates back to last August, shortly after Nacon merged with Bigben Interactive. Frogwares had published a letter in which the studio estimated that the publisher did not want to pay the license fees – up to 1 million dollars – for its horror production. The sinking city
The situation seems to have changed slightly. The studio issued a statement with further details. The Paris Court of Appeals issued an initial ruling on October 28, stating that by removing the game, Frogwares “had quit [son] Contract in an “obviously illegal” way “
Also, Nacon took the floor and commented on the news:
Nacon confirmed its expectations by this decision and the time it would take to finally resolve this dispute. He continues his actions in defense of his rights and carries out the execution of this court decision by asking the platforms and websites to reconsider online the game The Sinking City so that no one is held hostage in this situation.