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Mojang is known mostly for its PC hit Minecraft, but it is more than capable of making other games. Its current non-Minecraft project is called Scrolls, a name that Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda is not happy with. We've known for some time that there has been turmoil over the name, but Markus Persson, the man in charge over at Mojang, announced on his twitter account today that the case will officially be making its way to court.
In an interview with Gamasutra, Mojang business developer Daniel Kaplan elaborated on Persson's tweet. Apparently Bethesda has been building a case by pointing out online commenters that are referencing the two different games towards one another. Kaplan doesn't seem too worried about the whole fiasco, even laughing at Bethesda's claims that Scrolls is stealing from Elder Scrolls because both games feature mountains.
Kaplan said that Mojang will change the name if it comes to that, but he is hoping the courts will find it all as absurd as he does.
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This is just petty on Bethesdas part. Sure the name of the game shares one word with a franchise you own but come on.
wow, lol this is just sad on Bethesda's part. they certainly have lost some respect, but as long as Skyrim is mind-blowingly amazing they'll gain it back and then some. i understand this is a highly competitive business, but still. Does bethesda really expect Scrolls to be an rpg like TES and i doubt Scrolls would've gotten enough publicity without the lawsuit to give Bethesda any real competition. well enough of my ramblings...
Bethesda...I have to say that this is as low as low gets...O.o
Idiocy taken to a whole new level...