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Mark Rein: Epic Games Did Nothing Wrong; Silicon Knights is Stealing

Epic Games, which has been sued by Silicon Knights, isn't very happy. VP Mark Rein said that his company has done nothing wrong and Epic has now filed a counterclaim against Silicon Knights stating that SK has misappropriated Epic's technology and won't pay. More within after jump...

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MK_Red3605d ago

Wow, they now they want ot sue them "Epic is claiming that SK has made unauthorized use of Epic's Licensed Technology ".

SK Vs Epic: 1-1

shysun3605d ago

They didn't pay for the tech that they've been using for the last 3 damn years!SK is a joke,in my eyes!

Dlacy13g3605d ago

He said, She said.... Need I say more?

Silver3603605d ago

This is going to be a wash. Neither company winning? Sounds like EPIC didn't deliever the product on time and that Silicon Knights took some Unreal code. They had better just settle out of court.

MK_Red3605d ago

Good point. I hadn't thought of that, sadly it could be true and they will both step back. Why are the devs doing this to each other?

Chibs3605d ago

I'm somewhat suprised it even came as far as lawsuits, I expected them to deal with this quietly amongst themselves.

But whatever the case, this is now almost appearing to work out as a publicity stunt ;\

seraph pinion3605d ago

It's probably not illegal to be late delivering the tech, particularly if Epic stated, in contract, that they were not responsible for timely updates of the engine. At most, that amounts to a civil violation of a contract. However, not paying for services rendered is definitely illegal.

ShiftyLookingCow3605d ago

wow next gen is awesome, game devs show realistic human petty behavior

Mike134nl3605d ago

Epic does seem to make a point if silicon knights promised to use the unreal engine on all their future titles.
But because they didn't get the support from epic they developed their own engine apparently using unreal engine technology.

seems to me that epic is going to win this one.

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