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Epic Games Win Lawsuit Against Silicon Knights


Epic Games, the studio behind the widely-used game engine Unreal Engine 3, has just won its lawsuit against Too Human studio Silicon Knights.

The jury not all dismissed all of Silicon Knights’ claims, but also voted in favor of Epic’s counterclaims, thus earning them a cool $4.45 million in damages.

For those unfamiliar with the lawsuit, it began in 2007 when Silicon Knights accused Epic of using the funds it earned from licensing the UE3 engine to fund Gears of War, instead of paying for improvements for the engine.

Epic counter-sued ¬†and claimed that Silicon Knights breached their licensing agreement, misappropriated Epic’s trade secrets and even infringed copyrights in the UE3 code.

Just for reference, some of the games using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 are Arkham City, BioShock and of course, Epic’s own Gears of War franchise.

Source: The Verge