En Masse Entertainment
has issued a response to yesterday's developments
in the long-running NCsoft
vs. Bluehole Studio
A posting on the official TERA
blog says that the upcoming action MMO will launch as scheduled on May 1st despite "baseless accusations" and "unfounded rumors" regarding the theft of Lineage III
assets by former Bluehole employees in Korea.
The piece states that "after extensive Korean proceedings, Bluehole Studio was not found to have made any use of any NCsoft trade secrets in the form of source code or game design." It also notes that NCsoft product performance has suffered since TERA's
Korean launch more than a year ago.