Company has until December 10 to comply.
By Tim Colwill 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.