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Factor 5 being sued, Rogue Squadron game was in development for Wii

Posted on June 17, 2009 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii

Factor 5, which closed down their San Rafael studio just a few weeks ago, is now being sued by its former employees. The employees claim that Factor 5 deceitfully transferring assets to a seperate company in order to avoid handing out payment.

James Smith, a San Francisco lawyer representing the employees, issued a statement.

“We allege in the suit that Factor 5 and its three founders fraudulently transferred assets, including source code and other intellectual property to Blue Harvest, which is now known as White Harvest. We believe and have alleged in the complaint that Factor 5 and White Harvest are essentially the same company, being run by the same people, being represented by the same sets of lawyers, with all the same management and ownership and control, performing all the same work that they were doing at Factor 5, just now with a new name and a new address.”

The worst part of this all? Apparently a new Star Wars Rogue Squadron was in development for Wii and all progress was transferred to White Harvest. Unfortunately, the fate of the title does not seem to be too promising at the moment.

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