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 Starpower: Beyonce  lawsuit has been settled
Starpower: Beyonce lawsuit has been settled
June 17, 2013 | By Mike Rose

June 17, 2013 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

A lawsuit against pop star Beyonce Knowles, in which a game developer claimed that the singer dropped out of an agreement to develop a game based around her persona, has been settled.

Development studio Gate Five alleged back in 2011 that while working on music game Starpower: Beyonce, the singer demanded more favorable compensation terms "at a crucial moment in the project's development," driving away the game's financing before pulling out of the project in breach of the original agreement.

As a result, the company sought to recover $6.7 million in direct investment in the project, as well as over $100 million in potential profits from the title.

Now the lawsuit has been settled in the Manhattan Supreme Court, reports the New York Post, with Gate Five's lawyer stating that the lawsuit was settled "amicably."

"I canít discuss the terms of the settlement, but it was resolved," he added.

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Michael Joseph
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I wonder what made Beyonce agree to any deal with them in the first place? I mean let's face it, they're no Konami (makers of Dance Dance Revolution). But I can imagine why she'd want to get out of it. I wonder if they asked her to put up an initial investment until the real funding came thru...

We'll never know the circumstance by which the original deal was slapped together but I bet none of her lawyers were involved. I'm trying to think of a joke involving an off course whale and Greenpeace attempting a rescue before a certain ship catches it, but it's not coming together...

p.s. the comments from the previous thread are amusing and support the notion that Gate 5's characterization of her as a greedy and flaky diva worked rather well.