A suit filed against EA based on Article 92, Item 2 of the Korean Commercial Act this past June.
Neowiz Games has sued EA Korea in order to receive compensations for the service termination of <FIFA Online 2>.
According to the Neowiz representative, Neowiz had sued EA on September 30th in order to receive compensation for their losses that had occurred along with the termination of <FIFA Online 2>. After the initial request for the certification of contents regarding their claim for compensation, the lawsuit is currently on-going since late June.
The purpose of the lawsuit is to receive compensation for the invested manpower and expenses during their contract with <FIFA Online 2>. The Neowiz representative has stated their stance on the matter saying “Neowiz Games has worked tirelessly for the past 5 years in order to bring outstanding service to the game and have been successful in doing so. However, EA has decided on the termination of <FIFA Online 2> and has not compensated us for the work so far.”
Neowiz Games has filed a lawsuit based on these grounds according to the Korean Commercial Act. The Article 92, Item 2 of the Korean Commercial Act states that when a developer company has profited with new customers and increase in trades due to the work of a publishing company, and the profits continue to benefit the developer company after the termination of the contract, the publishing company has the rights to file for the claim of compensation.
Neowiz Games has publicly stated that they “will receive compensations for making <FIFA Online 2> a success.”
Game focus in strategic party play controlling both the Hero and soul soldiers of the player’s choice.
Game developer Webzen tries their hand in the mobile gaming market using one of their most successful title, <MU>. Let us take a look at their teaser trailer for the upcoming mobile title <Mu: The Genesis>.
Developed by Webzen Mobile, one of Webzen’s subsidiaries, this teaser trailer was released to the public on September 30th. <MU: The Genesis> is a mobile RPG that continues on the legacy of the Korean MMORPG <MU>.
Viewers are able to witness the fight between one of the game characters “Pan” and a monster that had jumped out of the computer monitor screen. Pan summons his soul soldiers, corners the monster, then eventually pushes the monster into the iPhone on the desk. The teaser trailer ends with Pan jumping into the iPhone himself.
<MU: The Genesis> plans to make the strategic gameplay of the hero and its soul soldiers the main feature of the game. Players are able choose how to develop their heroes as well as to choose their own soul soldiers in order to have a truly unique experience. The main contents of the game include a campaign mode that progresses the player along a sequence of stages, a battle mode that allows free combat with adjustable difficulty, and event dungeons that become accessible during specific time periods.
<MU: The Genesis> is set to release more information on October 14th. All the recent game related news and notices are released via the official teaser site (http://mtg.webzen.co.kr/), and players are also able to subscribe to receive these via SNS updates.
You could watch the video here: http://www.thisisgame.com/webzine/news/nboard/4/?n=49854