News: According to the developer, it's not canceled after all. And here come the lawyers.
A few days ago, JoWood announced that they had canceled Stargate SG-1: The Alliance because development of the game was not up to snuff.
The developer, Perception, has hit back that they are the true license holders to the Stargate SG-1 property and it is they who have terminated the contract with JoWood. They state that JoWood has been in breach of contract over financial dealings and confidentiality agreements over Stargate SG-1.
Further, Perception has begun court proceedings against both the CEO, Albert Seidl and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JoWooD, Andreas Rudas for the comments they made in the original press release that Perception feels were libelous.
"Perception will not allow its name to be tarnished in such a manner and view such matters extremely seriously and will always protect the reputation of our staff, our products, licensing partners and the company." said Ben Lenzo, CEO of Perception.
Development will continue at Perception as scheduled.
Namco is still on tap to publish the game in North America. When that will be is anyone's guess at this point however.