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'TERA' lawsuit settled following allegations of stolen assets

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The lawsuit between NCsoft and En Masse Entertainment is finally settled.

A lawsuit filed by publisher NCsoft against En Masse Entertainment for the alleged stealing of Lineage III assets is now settled, En Masse Entertainent confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed; however, En Masse maintains it is innocent of all allegations against the company.

"We are happy to have this distraction behind us," said Yong Taek Bae, Corporate Development Director for En Masse.

"We appreciate the support from all those who have believed in us. Our priority has been and always will be our fans and community. Tera will continue to thrive and provide a great player experience and value to existing and new gamers alike."

The lawsuit, filed in the United States, stated TERA developer Bluehole - formed of NCsoft veterans - stole assets for the Lineage III massively multiplayer title and used them in the development of TERA. The Korean Supreme Court held up a ruling in favor of NCsoft against three of the former employees, Bluehole was not found guilty.

En Masse Entertainment is the North American publisher of the Korean-developed game.