Frontier Developments has reported to Atari by non-payment of royalties of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, according to reports TMZ. The study British has confirmed to AnaitGames the information.
When in 2013 Atari is declared in bankruptcy (came to auction their brands, Rollercoaster Tycoon included), Frontier, that wore a decade working with the veteran company, ended their relationship. At that time were liquidated 1.17 million dollars in royalties on RollerCoaster Tycoon 3; However, by the figures of sales that are made public, Frontier began to suspect that you corresponded a quantity greater.
Thus, the Studio sees a difference of more than two million of dollars between what received and the 3.37 million that calculates should have received.
We have been in contact with Frontier Development, which has sent us this statement by David Walsh, chief operating Officer of the study:
We can confirm that Frontier is in the process of claim against Atari. We have tried to solve this problem without actions legal from April of 2016. Until the time is us has denied the right contract to audit to Atari, and not us is, by misfortune, another form of solve our problem.
They “cannot further comment while the matter is pending legal process”, and they have been unwilling to make more comments on the possibility of that other firms and companies have gone through similar problems as a result of the bankruptcy of Atari.
In addition to Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Developments also has followed by its has with the management of parks of attractions virtual: ago little is published Planet Coaster, that comes to be heir of the work that made with Atari during the first decade of them two thousand. You can read our analysis here.