Cooking Mama: Cookstar has been embroiled in problems ever since its messy release on Switch, and now there’s a new chapter in the saga, as the IP owner of Cooking Mama is considering legal action against publisher Planet Entertainment for breaching the licensing contract. The plot thickens.
IP owner Office Create Corp. has issued a statement saying it terminated Planet Entertainment’s licence for Cooking Mama on 30th March due to “intentional material breach of the licence contract” – but that Planet Entertainment went ahead with the release anyway.
“Unfortunately, the quality of the game builds failed to meet the standards that our customers expect and deserve,” the statement explains. “Office Create rejected a wide range of deficiencies affecting the overall feel, quality and content of the game. Yet, despite being contractually obligated to correct the identified deficiencies and resubmit the corrected game for Office Create’s approval, Planet proceeded to release Cooking Mama: Cookstar without addressing all of the rejections and without Office Create’s approval.