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Richard Garriott Says He Was 'Forced Out' Of NCsoft, Sues For $27m

Ultima Online and Tabula Rasa creator Richard Garriott is suing his former employer NCsoft for $27 million, alleging that the online game publisher engaged in "multi-million dollar fraud" by mis-characterizing his departure from the company.

The suit, filed by Garriott's attorneys yesterday in a U.S. District Court in Texas, says that South Korea-based NCsoft breached its stock option agreement with the game designer, which was established when NCsoft acquired Garriott's Destination Games in 2001.

The complaint, obtained by Gamasutra, also claims that Garriott did not depart NCsoft voluntarily as widely reported in November 2008. The suit alleged that around that time, Chris Chung, president of NCsoft's North American operations, told Garriott that NCsoft had decided to "part company" with the famed game creator.

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user39158003061d ago (Edited 3061d ago )

When you suck there is no turning back, I mean only deep sshits bought those games, I mean they really suck. The company got raped by his lack of game enhancement. The company wanted smooth frame, competitive playability, ground breaking visuals, bug free software, and sold to the masses and the end result was the opposite.

Yea, he suck and so does the development team.

Polluted3061d ago

Ooh! Drama!

Garriot seems like a stand up fellow. Hopefully this all gets sorted out before anyone's reputation is permanently damaged.

Kurylo3d3061d ago

Hell yea! Stick it to the man baby! I hope you get paid.

Karum3061d ago

That's what you get for making a terrible game Richard, there's a reason they're closing it down mate.

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