Michael Mumbauer, founder and CEO of Liithos Studio, in his microblog commented the recent announcement of post-apocalyptic MMO shooter Ashfall from NetEase Games and Legendary Star Studio.
The situation is notable in that in late June, Liithos unveiled a game of the same name – a story-focused open-world action that transitions from a single-player adventure to a network adventure.
According to the developer earlier this year Liithos presented Ashfall to the management of NetEase Games, but the Chinese publisher was not interested in the project. Different apparently from its title.
“I still can’t believe it… Michael Mumbauer showed NetEase MY Ashfall, we announced it back in June website and followerand now three months later they are making an announcement with my name on it? And a keyframe identical to ours? Shit… they can’t plead ignorance.”Garvin is sure.
Mumbauer concluded: “What a shame when a large foreign company can so easily, openly and purposefully show disrespect to the creators. I can’t imagine any other major publisher doing this. Unfortunately”.