Atari And Hasbro Settle Ongoing D&D Dispute
Back in 2009, Hasbro filed a lawsuit against Atari claiming that the video game publisher had breached its licensing agreement for the Dungeons & Dragons brand. The lawsuit threatened upcoming Atari projects, but today the companies announced that an agreement has been reached.
Wizards of the Coast, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hasbro, has sent out a press release stating that digital licensing rights for the Dungeons & Dragons brand have been returned to Hasbro. Atari will continue making and selling games under this license, including the disappointing downloadable title Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale, the upcoming Facebook game Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter, and the online PC game simply named Neverwinter, which has been delayed until late 2012. Neither Hasbro nor Atari are discussing additional settlement details at this time.