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Saber and Oovee embroiled in legal battle over Spintires rights

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Games publishers Saber and Oovee are engaged in a bitter legal battle over the publishing rights to 2014 hit Spintires. As reported by Eurogamer, the title was initially published by Oovee, who partnered up with solo developer Pavel Zagrebelnyy for the PC project.

Saber came on board later to work on the console versions, later creating sequels Mudrunner and Snowrunner with Zagrebelnyy.

Back in 2016, it seemed that Oovee and the solo developer had fallen out, with both parties accusing the other of delayed payment on overdue work.

Though the relationship appeared to approve, two years later they fell out again. The root of the issue is an agreement that Saber and Oovvee came to in August 2016, which said that the latter owned the publishing rights to Spintires, while Saber was able to make "improvements and enhancements" under license.

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