En Masse Entertainment
has commented on a pending lawsuit
that seeks to prevent the North American launch of TERA
. As you would expect, there is virtually no detail on the proceedings, but En Masse publishing vice president Chris Lee
does come out swinging, saying that the firm "outright rejects" NCsoft's position and will fight it to the last.
NCsoft has alleged that former employees stole Lineage 3
code and art assets that were used to make TERA
, and the firm has already scored a legal victory in Korea that resulted in jail time for some of the ex-staffers.
How all of this affects TERA's
U.S. release is unclear, though Lee says it's business as usual for En Masse and its fans. "This situation has no impact on our continuing efforts to realize the vision we have for our game. We are committed to making TERA
awesome and delivering the game to you on time on May 1st," he writes.