"In breaking news, Korean news website TheGames.co.kr reports that HanbitSoft is taking full control over the Hellgate: London intellectual property from Flagship Studios."
This story is a lie and the update clearly states that.
Why would anyone want to purchase the intellectual property rights to a game that received mediocre ratings?
Because it sold well and currently has over a million subscribers?
They need to wash their hands of that mess, and move on.
This is a fake story FYI.
No, both sides have unleashed the lawyers. http://ve3d.ign.com/article...
It's too bad, but maybe it's for the best. Flagship could never devote the resources this game needed to fully realize its potential. If HanbitSoft wins the legal battle before too many subscribers abandon the game, I'm hoping they can revamp and relaunch Hellgate. There really was some good stuff there, but it just never jelled for me. I feel bad for the "lifetime" subscribers.
This is a pretty convoluted story, but with the final update, I'm going to have to say it looks like bad news for Flagship either way. Hopefully, if the story ends up as the title suggest, a single consolidated developer can streamline the IP and add good significant content. This is perhaps the only way that Hellgate can become the game it was hyped to be.
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