NCsoft sues Lineage II partner over copyright infringement

Well this will make for awkward encounters in the corporate hallways.

Apparently NCsoft is levying a lawsuit against its own business partner, Netmarble, for infringing on the Lineage II IP with the latter’s new mobile game, Aden. NCsoft claims that Netmarble was inserting Lineage II elements, such as names and phrases, into Aden without any permission. Netmarble’s defense? It’s a mobile game and not in direct competition with a PC MMO, so chill out.

This is quite uncomfortable as the two studios have been collaborating on Lineage II: Revolution, which is supposed to launch this month. You can check out Aden’s trailer after the jump and let us know what you think of the two games’ similarities (or lack thereof).

Source: MMO Culture

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