There is a new issue haunting “Ark: Survival Evolved” right now: Who actually developed the game? In a story published by Kotaku, it has turned into a lawsuit battle between Trendy Entertainment, the developer behind “Dungeon Defenders” and Wildcard, the team behind “Ark.”

Ark: Survival Evolved was launched as an Early Access game last year for the PC (Steam) and Xbox One. Early Access means the game is still in its development phase but it has become available to the public to be purchased and played and players can send feedbacks to the developers in improving the build.

Trendy Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Wildcard last December 2015, claiming that their former creative director and game designer Jeremy Stieglitz has breached the contract and has allegedly been secretly working on Ark with Wildcard after resigning from Trendy in 2014. Lawyers from Trendy’s side allege that Stieglitz has violated his contractual agreement that he cannot compete with his former company and even not allowed to solicit from the Trendy employees. Wildcard has denied that Stieglitz has any involvement with Ark: Survival Evolved.

There will be another hearing for the lawsuit and with Trendy requesting for a temporary injunction until it is settled, if this request was granted, it could temporarily put the development of Ark on hold and worse, could cause Wildcard to pull out the game from Steam in case the lawsuit continues. However, Wildcard has not filed anything on its defense, though they already told the court to dismiss the allegations and according to them it was irrelevant. Right now the court has not made any response in regards to the motion of dismissal.

For now this is a tough situation for the two parties and until a decision from the court is made, both are still in a tight spot. For more about the developing story, Kotaku has the whole story of the lawsuit.

There is a new issue haunting “Ark: Survival Evolved” right now: Who actually developed the game? In a story published by Kotaku, it has turned into a lawsuit battle between Trendy Entertainment, the developer behind “Dungeon Defenders” and Wildcard, the team behind “Ark.”

Ark: Survival Evolved was launched as an Early Access game last year for the PC (Steam) and Xbox One. Early Access means the game is still in its development phase but it has become available to the public to be purchased and played and players can send feedbacks to the developers in improving the build.

Trendy Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Wildcard last December 2015, claiming that their former creative director and game designer Jeremy Stieglitz has breached the contract and was allegedly been secretly working on Ark with Wildcard after resigning from Trendy in 2014. Lawyers from Trendy’s side allege that Stieglitz has violated his contractual agreement that he cannot compete with his former company and even not allowed to solicit from the Trendy employees. Wildcard has denied that Stieglitz has any involvement with Ark: Survival Evolved.

There will be another hearing for the lawsuit and with Trendy requesting for a temporary injunction until it is settled, if this request was granted, it could temporarily put the development of Ark on hold and worse, could cause Wildcard to pull out the game from Steam in case the lawsuit continues. However, Wildcard has not filed anything on its defense, though they already told the court to dismiss the allegations and according to them it was irrelevant. Right now the court has not made any response in regards to the motion of dismissal.

For now this is a tough situation for the two parties and until a decision from the court is made, both are still in a tight spot. For more about the developing story, Kotaku has the whole story of the lawsuit.