According to Dark Side of Gaming, CD Projekt has been sued by Namco BANDAI, the international distributor of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Namco is claiming that CD Projekt broke the agreement between the two companies by removing the DRM copy protection in a patch without Namco's knowledge, and by choosing THQ as the distributor of the Xbox 360 port of the game. Because of this dispute, Namco Bandai is now withholding payments of 1,225,000 euro (ca. $1.75 million dollars).
This is what Adam Kiciński of CD Projekt said about it:
- As with most cases, we first tried to end the dispute peacefully. Attempts failed and because of this, we hoped that our partner would send the case to the court. The agreement that we signed last year, concerned only the distribution of “The Witcher 2″ for the PC. The records were carefully clarified to avoid any ambiguity.
- Namco Bandai have options when choosing the priority of our distributor’s version of the Xbox 360. It could use, but not taken advantage of certain preferences. In this situation, we chose the offer that THQ made us.
Given how universally hated DRM is, I'm pretty certain which side most gamers are on in this lawsuit.
Source: RPG Watch