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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.
Silicon needed the money because their games suck and don't sell well.
Congrats? You took millions from a dead company.
no wonder I haven't heard from this company in awhile....epic was too busy bleeding them dry
Too bad that Too Human sucked.
i called it. good job epic. this silicon knight couldnt make their game and use a good engin that everybody can use even the japanese, and they tried to blame epic for their incompetencies. even their last xmen game sucked hard core. they destroyed the potential of too human and have themselves to blame for. i never seen such an incompetent canadian company when it comes to video games....now they will surely close or lay off people due to the huge amount they have to pay and they have no cash...
Ah, Silicon Knights ... I remember when you made games -- and great games, at that -- instead of wasting time on crap like this...
So you can sell someone an uncompleted game engine for full price and get away with it..... nice to know. Silicon Knights did not stand a chance, Epic has way more money for attorneys and fees than they do.
Should have used Havoc engine the game would have looked way better and you may have got the whole engine lol
wow congrats guys
wow awesome! now that they have new found wealth they will start a new project!
U=I hate it when gaming companies get into lawsuits...
Now that this is over, Eternall Darkness 2 please! Or an hd port of Eternall darkness 1 or Metal Gear solid: Twin Snakes!
congratz on the win Epic Games! wooo!