8-bit Retro Bundle "Elite Collection" for iOS Delayed due to Trademark Issue

8-bit Retro Bundle "Elite Collection" for iOS Delayed due to Trademark Issue

2011/11/1

UK-based developer Elite Systems has delayed the launch of its iPhone and iPad retro bundle "Elite Collection", which features as an assortment of 8-bit home computer games.

Due to launch on the App Store last weekend, "Elite Collection" has been held up because of a possible Trademark.

"We spend countless hours tracking down the current owners of the classic 8-bit home computer games (and the associated intellectual properties) which we include in our Apps. We come across some fascinating people and stories whilst doing so," Elite MD Steve Wilcox said.

"Earlier this week, an organisation - from whom we'd previously received a written "Clearance" - claimed an interest in a Trademark in one of the twenty five games in the Apps. This interest does not appear on the public records.

"Since one of our declared goals for the 'Elite Collection' Apps is, 'to restore some order to the market for 8-bit home computer games', we needed some time to check the claim."

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According to Wilcox, the delay isn't all bad news, as it will give the developer enough time to include some "extra AAA" titles in or shortly after the release. There are likely to include "The Bard's Tale", "Wasteland", "Dragon Wars", and "Neuromancer".

A revised release date and details of a special seven-day 69p/99c launch sale are set to be announced shortly.

(Source: www.pocketgamer.co.uk)




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