Silicon Knights ordered to recall and destroy all unsold copies of Unreal games

Too Human

By on November 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Details from the long-running and expensive legal battle between Silicon Knights and Epic Games over the use of the Unreal Engine continue to come to light, and one of the most interesting revelations is that Silicon may now — at this moment — be attempting to recall all unsold copies of any and all Unreal Engine games and destroy them.

Games affected in this manner include Too Human, the game at the center of this controversy, as well as X-Men: Destiny, The Sandman, The Box/Ritualyst, and Siren in the Maelstrom. Court documents unearthed by NeoGAF user Xenon show that the Canadian company has until December 10 to comply with this direction.

It’s not known how Silicon Knights will be able to get it done: reports indicate the company is being manned by a skeleton staff of five including its chief Dennis Dyack, and the company was recently ordered to pay $4.45 million in damages to Epic after a court ruled that they breached the Unreal Engine license agreement and misappropriated Unreal trade secrets.

Source: Eurogamer

8 comments (Leave your own)

That escalated quickly…

 

Was thinking the same. The simple fact is they probably cannot comply with that request and will be hit with harder “directives”

 

Guess anyone who has any of those games is now in possession of a collector’s item.

 

Um…wow…?

 

Too Human was a terrible game and deserves to be destroyed. That, along with its management, I have no idea how Silicon Knights can still be around (not that they will be much longer).

 

errr, a small (ok, that might be an understatement) request for GON; I feel im only get a small fraction of this story… could we get a full run down of this (obvious catastrophe of an) issue? I feel I’ve missed a step…..

“$4.45 million in damages to Epic” Holy hell! Seriously… i dont know if this is a new story for GON, or a break down of the new GON news feed, but I’m REALLY out of this loop!

*Quickly rereads article*

OK, got some more wits now, happy place, could GON seriously elaborate on this issue, theres not much to go on up there ^

 

libbaz,

It was a story from way back that has finally reached a verdict…

 

libbaz:
errr, a small (ok, that might be an understatement) request for GON; I feel im only get a small fraction of this story… could we get a full run down of this (obvious catastrophe of an) issue? I feel I’ve missed a step…..

“$4.45 million in damages to Epic” Holy hell! Seriously… i dont know if this is a new story for GON, or a break down of the new GON news feed, but I’m REALLY out of this loop!

*Quickly rereads article*

OK, got some more wits now, happy place, could GON seriously elaborate on this issue, theres not much to go on up there ^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Knights#Silicon_Knights_v._Epic_Games

That should be enough.

 
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