NA TERA Publisher En Masse Entertainment Responds to NCsoft Lawsuit
Yesterday we reported that NCsoft had filed a lawsuit against TERA developer Bluehole Studio and is now seeking an injunction against the MMORPGÂs western launch. Today TERAÂs NA publisher En Masse Entertainment's Publishing VP Chris Lee offered a brief response "outright rejecting" NCsoftÂs claims and vowing to do everything in their power to protect themselves and still deliver TERA by its May 1st launch date.
"We are disappointed that NCsoft is attempting to mar the launch of TERA. Unfortunately we can't discuss much publicly due to the sensitivity of legal actions, but we do outright reject the NCsoft claims, and we are going to do everything in our power to defend and protect ourselves.
To all our supporters who have been anticipating the arrival of TERA Â please know that 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 1. Thank you for your patience and support."
NCsoft is seeking an injunction against TERA's western launch and alleging that former NCsoft employees of Bluehole Studio and En Masse Entertainment of stealing Âcopious amounts of confidential and proprietary NCsoft information, computer software, hardware and artwork relating to [NCsoft MMO] Lineage 3."
We'll have to wait and see how this might affect TERA's upcoming launch, so stay tuned and we'll bring you more as it develops.