Things are looking grim for THQ; Adidas is after the developer for $10.6 million over a breach of contract. It seems THQ was meant to release a game based on Adidas’ miCoach product, an electronic coaching device which measures a runner’s stats and develops a personal training regimen suited to his or her needs.
THQ was meant to release miCoach 24/7 in January, however there were serious delays due to the fact that the lead developers on the project were laid off during production. Adidas is cutting them no slack — they filed the suit after THQ admitted their delays back in December. On top of the financial demand, Adidas is seeking an injunction which would prevent the floundering game developer from selling off the miCoach game rights to another company. Between the potential financial loss and the blow to their reputation from failing to deliver a product, THQ may be in serious danger if they can’t appease Adidas.