Epic judgment doubled, Silicon Knights ordered to pay over $9 million

VG247:Silicon Knights has been ordered by a North Carolina federal judge to pay Epic Games over $9 million, essentially doubling the $4.5 million a jury awarded Epic in May after it was found Silicon Knights deliberately copied code from Unreal Engine 3.

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NYC_Gamer1897d ago

SK is another studio that's on life support

Neonridr1897d ago

I would say they are flatlining right now. This last blow will ultimately cripple them. Shame, because they were known for great things with Eternal Darkness and the Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes Gamecube Remake. I fear their only hope now is Nintendo purchases them and then gets them to make Eternal Darkness 2 for the Wii U. Otherwise I think they will be closing shop very soon.

camel_toad1897d ago

That would be the best scenario for everyone - SK, Nintendo, and us.

Sure would love a new Eternal Darkness and under Nintendo's wing you could at the very least be assured quality - as opposed to Too Human, although I still enjoyed it despite the lack of polish.

raiden-491896d ago

I heard that there is only over two people working on Eternal Darkness but just to buy the company for the ip is pretty smart since they are in such debt but then the 9 million will have to be payed by Nintendo. so they are better off buying the rights for Eternal Darkness but i feel sorry for Silicon Knights even after a meh (MGS fanboy) Metal Gear Solid.

Captain Qwark 91897d ago

agree with neonridr

as much as i loved too human, they havent had a commercial success in a long time. im fairly confident this will put them out of business

Sp1d3ynut1897d ago

Justice served...Denis Dyack is a pompous @ss.

ALLWRONG1897d ago

Silicon Knights games may be poor but Epic just got away with murder and they know it. I am in no way defending Silicon Knights (don't like their games) but wrong is wrong. Money buys you favor in US court (see Apple vs Samsung) American company vs a Canadian company in an American court. Hard not to see that coming.

spicelicka1897d ago

"Silicon Knights has also been ordered to recall and destroy every unsold copy of Too Human and X-Men: Destiny at its own expense."

hmmm that's interesting, they should hand those copies out for free or find some way of getting them to gamers. I just find the destruction of those games to be a waste, they're playable games if anything and people would still like to play them.

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majiebeast1897d ago

Sorry for the employees that work for SK but i couldnt give a shit about Dyack.

@Neon there is no hope because the company at this point is at 4-5 employees the company exists on paper and thats it and soon it will cease to exist completely.

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