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The court battle between Epic Games and Silicon Knights isn't over quite yet. A new filing yesterday has ordered Silicon Knights to destroy all game code using Unreal Engine, which includes Too Human and X-Men Destiny, and unreleased projects The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and Siren the Maelstrom.
The developer also must cease producing or distributing any games using Unreal Engine and must recall and destroy any unsold games at its own expense. Additionally, Epic Games' original $4.45 million award has been doubled to $9 million. Silicon Knights has until December 21 and again on February 21, 2013 to notify the court and Epic Games concerning its compliance of the injections.
"Epic Games appreciates the court's careful consideration of the motions and is gratified by the order," the company said in a statement. Silicon Knights declined to offer comment on the order.
[Source: NeoGAF via Joystiq]
This has got to be the big suck story of the week...I hope there happy f**king dumd asses....
Wow that's harsh, but I can't exactly pity them. They tried to blame Epic for their failed game and get money out of them for it, it had "frivolous lawsuit" all over it from day one.
Wow, they're being kinda mean. But I guess that's how it goes in the business and law world.
i actually had alot of fun with Too Human wished they would have finished the trilogy but thats never happening
So sad. I have loved SK since Blood Omen, and I even enjoyed X-Men: Destiny despite it's numerous flaws
That seems a little bit like overkill
ouch, thaaaaats gotta hurt! ><
The last thing I heard about this was Silicon Knights suing Epic because they were upset about how the Unreal engine handled. Which is nonsensical because the trial period for that thing is like, months. They should have figured out they didn't like it by then. It seemed like they were just suing because Too Human had been in development for god knows how long, and they were trying to recoup some of their losses.
Anyway. Sounds like it backfired on them, to unimaginable extremes. It sucks, but they did start it.