The successful Kickstarter MMO Oath has been accused of being a “scam” from Ocean Spark Studios. Ocean Spark Studios is the studio behind the art of Oath creating many of the gorgeous concept art behind the MMO. In a recent video published by Ocean Spark, it appears that the artists have not been paid for their work and were fired for “Breach of Contract”. What’s also even more interesting is that they stated they were the only individuals working on the art for Oath. This goes against continued official statements from “ReadyUp Studios” claiming that they have a “team” of artists working on the project.
Ocean Spark Studio has also created a discord displaying evidence to back up the video.
Ocean Sparks Studio has made this official statement.
“The only other thing I can state other than what’s in the evidence channel is that we have not bought anything from the UE4 marketplace and everything WE have implemented we have created. We have followed instructions from Readyup Studios to the best of our knowledge for what to add and create whilst working on this game. We know they can not find anything we have bought because we have made everything we have been paid for.”
– Zach Cundall, Director of Ocean Sparks Studio
Ready Up Studios has made this official statement
“As some of you may have already noticed, Ocean Spark Studios are no longer members of our channel.
Everything is still being worked on and this does not affect development even slightly. Our video is still planned for this month.
– Ethan Davis, CTO.
We will continue to follow this story as new information develops.