Remember how EA sued Zynga, claiming explosively that their two games were so similar as to be identical to a casual observer? And then Zynga counter-sued EA, lashing out with claims that EA was just mad, bro, that their crappy little online games weren’t as good as Zyngas?
Well, seven months on, and what could have been a highly entertaining courtroom drama has instead been settled out of court with no drama at all. In fact, both companies released the following, identical statement over the weekend: “EA and Zynga have resolved their respective claims and have reached a settlement of their litigation in the Northern District of California.”
However, as AllThingsDigital reports, EA may not have too much to worry about — Zynga’s ‘The Ville’, the game at the center of EA’s lawsuit, is one of the games marked to be phased out as Zynga rapidly cuts costs and rearranges its internal operations to avoid bankruptcy following months of consecutively poor financials.