Publisher Ragnarok Games LLC has been given the source code and assets to Rune II according to the games' forum.
Before, all content and assets were handled by the developer of the game, Human Head Studios. However, the studio was shut-down but its staff were hired by Bethesda to form Roundhouse Studios.
"Late last week, we received a hard drive containing the Rune II assets and source code. We have brought on engineers to check the thoroughness of materials and ensure the hard drive has all Rune II files," said Ragnarok.
"Currently we have set up a build, test, and staging environment. Once we have confirmed that we are able to make a complete build of the current version of Rune II (.12L).
"We are going to begin working on a patch to address the top critical issues, bugs, and optimizations that we have seen reported over the last month and a half. As always, thanks for sticking with us and being fans of Rune II."
In December 2019, Ragnarok sued the Human Head team for $100 million. It cited that the developer's staff was guilty of "fraud and malice."
"Our plan was to run the game for many, many years," said Ragnarok manager Matt Candler to GameIndustry.biz.
"I mean, look how long Rune 1 has been out. And we envisioned that as software development and publishing goes, we would continue to update and support the game. We had a license for 10 years, and we were hoping and expecting to run the business for 10 years."