Bohemia Interactive, the developer of the first Operation Flashpoint
game Cold War Crisis
has lashed out at Codemasters recently in the form of an official press release, claiming that Codemasters is not making a true sequel.
Bohemia is bitter it seems that Codemasters has been billing the upcoming Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
as a sequel to the original game, which is widely recognised as one of the most ambitious first-person shooters ever made.
Codemasters, who published the original game in 2001, is developing Dragon Rising
itself. The publisher apparently owns all the rights to the Operation Flashpoint
name, but not much else - yet has still claimed that Dragon Rising
is a sequel to Cold War Crisis
"Codemasters acknowledged that Bohemia owns all the intellectual property in the game -- except the words 'Operation Flashpoint.'
said Bohemia's lawyer Leora Hermann in the press release.
"Since Codemasters has no right to use the Bohemia Interactive game engine or any other component of the Bohemia-developed game, how can it rightfully claim to produce a 'sequel'?
Codemasters hasn't yet issued a retort, but we'll keep you informed as things develop. In the mean time, pass on your thoughts about both games in the forums