The lights are on
Epic Games announced it has won the on-going lawsuit between it and Silicon Knights and was awarded $4.45 million.
Silicon Knights first filed a lawsuit against Epic Games in 2007 over the licensing of the Unreal Engine 3 engine for Too Human. Silicon Knights claimed the game engine they received was faulty and accused Epic of using licensee fees to develop the first Gears of War title while not improving the Unreal Engine.
The jury rejected Silicon Knights' claim and found in Epic's favor on all of its counterclaims, namely that Silicon Knights "breached the license agreement, misappropriated Epic's trade secrets, and infringed Epic's copyrights in the Unreal Engine 3 code."
"We are delighted with the jury's verdict and all of the hard work done by the Hunton & Williams legal team," said Jay Andrews, Epic's General Counsel.
Epic has 30 days to file a request to the court for reimbursement of attorneys' fees and costs.
Good for Epic Games.
Ok, can't we all just get along.
Now lets hope they have some details at E3 on the new FortNight game they teased a while back
I think everyone knew this was pretty much dead in the water when they started blaming Epic for their game being bad, when their game was bad due to design decisions and not really technical issues. Epic didn't make the game control wonky or force players to sit through long cutscenes every time they died.
If them claiming that one of the dominant game engines of this generation was faulty isn't enough, then the fact that not a soul decided to side with them should have been another telling sign. If that was true you'd think someone else would have stepped up to say something. Not to mention that if Silicon Knights really did spread around Epic's trade secrets and infringe on copyrights then I'd assume they're lucky the studio's assets weren't immediately liquidized as part of the ruling.
Oh lord...now they'll make more Gears of War games....
Maker save us all..
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Long time coming