The hits just keep coming for THQ. Remember miCoach, the Kinect and Move sports fitness title that THQ was developing in partnership with sportswear giant Adidas? Yeah, turns out that one hasn’t ended so well.
The Oregonian is reporting that Adidas has now sued THQ, in a lawsuit filed last Wednesday, over the developer’s failure to deliver the miCoach software product. Adidas is saying that the failed development of the game, which was supposed to be released in January, has caused them over $10 million in damages. The lawsuit additionally claims that THQ refused to turn over publishing materials to an alternative developer of Adidas’ choosing. Not good.
As we’ve noted, THQ isn’t having the best of stretches recently. Rounds of layoffs, pay cuts, low shares, forced studio closings and more caused the company to tell Adidas back in December that they had to put miCoach‘s development on hold, since said layoffs affected those who were working on the title.
Now, along with seeking a jury trial for at least $10.6 million in damages, Adidas is also looking for an injunction requiring that THQ not sell or transfer the rights to the game.
Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that THQ has declined to comment on the matter. We can’t fault them there.