Cutter wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 19:39:
Well there you go. Unless NACON is lying through their teeth - and they're not - Frogwares is the problem here. As I stated before it wouldn't take much to get an injunction against NACON selling the game if they're in breach as Frogwares claims and seeing as that hasn't happened it leads me to believe Frogwares is full of shit. They don't like the contract they signed and now they're trying to weasel out of it.
That's your interpretation? Interesting. Nacon doesn't even deny Frogwares' main claim, that Nacon downloaded the game from Gamesplanet(?), removed or altered various aspects, and uploaded that version onto Steam. That's illegal in the EU and USA, at least, regardless of contract disputes. Nacon apparently got too impatient waiting for the French courts to fully resolve previous issues, and went ahead and put their hacked version on Steam, to sell it for $12 and earn some quick money. I can almost understand, because I'm sure it'll take years (especially now) to resolve this set of disputes fully in court, but that lack of resolution is extremely weak reasoning to allow putting literally a hacked version of the game up for sale.
Also, I wonder if it's outside the various contracts to sell the game for $12 instead of $60, but I'm sure that'll get lost in the shuffle. Based on this Nacon press release though, it seems like they are guilty of most of the claims in Frogwares' videos; and previous monetary disputes still weren't fully resolved. I'd think (with no personal knowledge of French courts/French Judges) that this hacked shit would negatively effect other court decisions for Nacon.