Planet Entertainment responds to Office Create’s Cooking Mama: Cookstar statement, says no legalities preventing publishing
The situation surrounding Cooking Mama: Cookstar doesn’t appear to be coming to an end anytime soon. After IP holder Office Create issued a statement earlier today and said it would be exploring legal action, publisher Planet Entertainment has come forward with a new response of its own.
Planet says that “creative differences arose as Cooking Mama: Cookstar was near completion that were outside the scope of our agreement and the game design approved by Office Create.” The company also believes it is within its rights to distribute the game.
Here’s the full statement from Planet:
Planet Entertainment wants to explain the mystery surrounding the Nintendo Switch game to all Cooking Mama: Cookstar fans.
Office Create, the rights holder to Cooking Mama, approved a detailed game design in 2019. 1st Playable the game developer and Planet followed the exact approved design. That design is the exact game on Nintendo Switch which also includes many additional Office Create suggestions which add gameplay value.
Unfortunately, creative differences arose as Cooking Mama: Cookstar was near completion that were outside the scope of our agreement and the game design approved by Office Create.
By contract, Planet is fully within its rights to publish Cooking Mama: Cookstar. There is no active litigation or ruling that prevents Planet from publishing the game.
Cooking Mama fans have been very enthusiastic about Cooking Mama: Cookstar, including the many new features including vegetarian, unicorn food, potluck party, plus more.
We appreciate the overwhelming positive response and support from Cooking Mama: Cookstar fans.
Office Create has our total respect. We thank them for their wisdom and wish them well.