Since early this year, there were many reports about the bad working relationship between Korean online gaming company Webzen and North American developer Red 5 Studios over the licensing rights for Firefall. Today, foreign reports were claiming that Red 5 Studios officially filed a lawsuit against Webzen on 24th June at the Californian courts. The lawsuit depicts the ongoing struggle for the Asia-Pacific publishing rights for Firefall and the many wrong-doings of Webzen. The amount Red 5 is suing for is reportedly to be USD 5million.
At this point of time, Webzen has not filed any counter suit. Red 5 Studios claimed that a visit to Webzen in March was rejected by the Korean company, which left Red 5 no choice but to protect its rights through legal channels. It is unknown if the ongoing saga will affect Firefall in other regions. For more news about Firefall, read my previous posts.