The Escapist reports that Ubisoft has sued the organization behind contemporary hip-hop group “The Black Eyed Peas,” the group with which the developer / publisher worked to release 2011’s The Black Eyed Peas Experience for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. The lawsuit concerns a planned iOS release of the same title, which was delayed significantly due to the organization behind The Black Eyed Peas, BEP Music LLC, failing to respond to Ubisoft’s communications. More details are included after the jump.
According to the court documents, Ubisoft began developing a iOS version of the Wii and Xbox 360 version shortly after it was released for these platforms, and got in touch with BEP Music in March 2012 to have the title officially approved. Despite the title being slated for a release April and June this year, Ubisoft never received a response from BEP Music despite several requests. As the contract between both parties state that parties should respond to business proposals within 10 business days, Ubisoft has now taken BEP Music to court for breach of contract.
The game has still not been released for iOS, despite Ubisoft claiming to have invested a over $180,000 in the development of the port. In total, Ubisoft claims damages approximate $1 million, due to actual development costs and lost potential profits.
BEP Music has not officially responded to the lawsuit, and it is currently not clear when the suit will be brought to court.