DevelopmentIn November 2005, SCi exercised its contractual right to take over development of the game. They held a contact with MGE Software & Investment Limited, who subcontracted development to the now defunct Mithis Entertainment.
SCi was dissatisfied with MGE not meeting the milestones. According to SCi, MGE then demanded compensation and when none was forthcoming made an official complaint to the authorities in Budapest, relating to the ownership of intellectual property rights.
This lead to the founding of Eidos Hungary KFT, who finished the game.
WWII gamesFour development companies that released WWII-themed games in 2009, closed their doors in the second half of 2009 in a 4 months window:
- Velvet Assassin developer Replay Studios (Germany) in early August.
- Heroes Over Europe developer Transmission Games (ex IR Gurus, Australia) in October.
- Square Enix decided to close Battlestations: Midway developer Eidos Hungary also in October.
- EA closed The Saboteur developer Pandemic Studios (USA) in November.