Back in December 2019, the Rune 2 publisher known as Ragnarok Game filed a lawsuit against the original developer known as Human Head Studios. The Elder Scrolls is one of Bethesda’s best works yet.
The lawsuit included allegations that Human Head had actually attempted to destroy the whole game by publicly abandoning the game on its launch day, then proceeding to refuse to turn over the entire source code as well as assets so that another developer would be able to take over the development job. The Elder Scrolls remains one of Bethesda’s most popular games today.
The interview of regarding Rune 2 Sabotage
It was stated by the executive producer Matt Candler in an interview with PC Mag back in 2020 that they could have actually transitioned the whole game if they decided not to participate anymore. They could have then transitioned naturally if they had passed the code down and looked for someone to develop it.
The statement continued saying that they did not follow through and do what was best. The statement then said that they actually tried to do everything possible in order to prevent them from being able to support the known product.
The lawsuit is said to have now been amended in order to include ZeniMax Media along with Bethesda Softworks, which previously announced in November 2019, that it had already hired an entire team and also reassembled it as a particular Roundhouse Studios.
The Elder Scrolls are Bethesda’s priority
Human Head’s first Roundhouse announcement did imply that the known studio had made efforts to reach out to Bethesda after the public decision to close what had been made, but the certain updated complaint stated that Bethesda was actually an active participant in the uncovered efforts to to torpedo Rune 2, along with another game that is called Oblivion Song, and had also been “conspiring” along with Human Head some time during the late summer of 2019.
It was stated that in an act of utter bad faith as well as a contractual breach of the confidentiality requirements, Human Head has actually secretly been providing both Bethesda as well as Zenimax with the known ‘keys’ that actually permitted it to be able to play a controversial as well as pre-released version of Rune 2. The Elder Scrolls is still one of the most popular PC games until today.
This apparently enabled both Bethesda as well as Zenimax in order to see for themselves the known threat that Rune 2 posed to their own hit franchise, Skyrim/Elder Scrolls. The plaintiffs were actually never informed regarding the betrayal according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit’s verdict with regards to the Rune 2 sabotage
The lawsuit is looking to compensate damages not below $100 million, plus providing restitution for the development costs, the punitive damages, the attorney fees, and also the other penalties. Despite the trouble, the work on Rune 2 has still continued all under the control of a particular new developer, the Studio 369, which Ragnarok Game has been able to put together some time earlier this year.
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