Analysis of contingent compensation from $3 billion in videogame and digital download sales

Analysis of contingent compensation from $3 billion in videogame and digital download sales

Entertainment
Intellectual Property

In a dispute between a videogame publisher and the developer of a console game franchise, the court appointed a CRA expert to independently examine the contingent compensation stemming from more than $3 billion in worldwide videogame and digital download revenue. On-site inspection and post-site analysis identified certain underpayment issues while otherwise confirming the material reasonableness of what was previously reported to the developer. The issuance of the findings report led the parties to reach a confidential settlement.