Frogwares' allegations that Nacon hacked and pirated The Sinking City has prompted the publisher to respond and share their side of the story of what's really going on.
Nacon's version of what's going on is markedly different from what Frogwares presented in their video titled "How Nacon pirated The Sinking City", although it's worth noting that the publisher did not respond to these specific allegations.
"We regret that Frogwares persists in disrupting the release of the Sinking City. It was Frogwares who came to Nacon to request financing for the development of the game, and to date, more than 10 million euros have been paid to Frogwares by Nacon", Nacon wrote in their response.
They insist that Frogwares enjoyed Nacon's marketing and promotion throughout the project, but once the game was completed, they decided to revise the contract and demand better terms.
Nacon said that Frogwares should respect their commitments from the contract, as well as those dictated by the courts. The latter refers to the ruling by the Paris Court of Appeals, where Frogares were found at fault for unlawful termination of a contract.
Frogwares recently invited fans not buy The Sinking City from Steam, since it's an incomplete version lacking achievements, cloud saving, and so on. Nacon blamed that too on the developer, which seems to indicate that they won't be added at all.
Fans who took to review bombing The Sinking City on Steam listed a number of differences compared to Frogwares' latest version, and Nacon's version is basically a much older build. Given that the publisher can't even update the game without the dev's assistance, it may be best for players to actually listen to Frogwares and not buy the game until the situation is resolved.