the9, Pogo and World of Warcraft: the Burning Crusade

According to Kotaku, the9 and EA are planning a joint venture deal wherein the9 will be EA’s exclusive publisher of EA’s casual game Pogo in China.

In related news from Kotaku, Blizzard and the9 are in dispute over World of Warcraft: the Burning Crusade expansion, in that Blizzard said the9 does not get the expansion as part of their original deal, if they want to get it, they must either pay an additional license fee and/or give Blizzard shares in the company. Kotaku said that it has even come to the point where Blizzard is threatening to turn Burning Crusade into WoW 2 and find another partner for China.

Source: Kotaku

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