It seems Mrs. Knowles-Carter has upset a video game maker. Software developer Gate Five filed a breach of contract suit against the R&B superstar in New York on Tuesday (April 26), claiming she backed out of a motion-sensing video game called “Starpower: Beyonce.”
According to TMZ, the company claims Beyonce “made an extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms she wanted” after a negotiated deal was already in place. The documents also state that after the 29-year-old pulled the plug, “her maneuver backfired and drove away the financier, she pulled out of the project in breach of the agreement.”
“In early December everything was still a go,” states Gate Five founder Greg Easley. “And then the week of Christmas, she said that’s it, I don’t want to hear from you guys, go away, resulting in 70 people losing their jobs.”
He added: “We’d much rather make a game than litigate. But we want to recover damages that Gate Five suffered.”
Gate Five is seeking more than $100 million for “a bad faith breach of contract” in addition to the $6.7 million it invested into the project.