Multiple news sites are reporting a verdict in the long-running NCsoft
vs. Bluehole Studio
litigation regarding stolen Lineage III assets
. According to the sites, the Korean Supreme Court has confirmed the guilty verdict in the criminal trial originally reached in 2009. The body also doled out "tougher punishment" in the form of prison time and probation for a former Lineage III
department head and a team manager.
points out that there could be more bad news coming for the team that turned Lineage III
assets into TERA
, as the outcome of a $5.7 million civil suit is still pending.
MMO Culture has published a timeline
of the TERA
legal proceedings, though neither website cites a source for its information. We'll update the story with more details as they become available.