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Bethesda Officially Taking Mojang To Court Over Scrolls

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 27, 2011 at 08:11 AM

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.