Thursday 18 October 2012, 11:47 | By CMU Editorial
Black Eyed Peas company sued by Ubisoft
The Black Eyed Peas have been sued for a million dollars by gaming company Ubisoft, seemingly for failing to provide feedback on a new version of a game featuring the group.
Ubisoft says it has spent nearly quarter of a million dollars developing an iPad and iPhone version of ‘The Black Eyed Peas Experience’ game, which is already available for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360, as part of its deal with the group’s company BEP Music. But, says Ubisoft, it hasn’t had any response from the pop act since providing a prototype in March, despite BEP Music being contractually obliged to provide such feedback in a timely manner.
According to reports, the gaming firm’s lawsuit says: “Since March 2012, and despite Ubisoft’s repeated requests, BEP Music has breached the contract by failing and refusing to either approve or disapprove the iOS game in writing or otherwise”.
They should have grabbed Will.i.am while he was running with the Olympic torch earlier this summer and got him to feedback there and then. Neither BEP Music nor the band have as yet commented on the legal action.