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Silicon Knights vs Epic Games: War continues
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Silicon Knights vs Epic Games: War continues

Oh, great Themis! We have naively believed that the judicial war waged between Epic Games and Silicon Knights still four years ago, ended long ago and came blissful peace ... But not so fast. To begin to refresh your memory. The origin of the claim in the minds of employees Silicon Knights started with Too Human (Xbox 360). Or rather with the engine, which the studio has chosen for his game. Silicon Knights followed the example of many companies that did not bother with creating their own technology

To begin to refresh your memory. The origin of the claim in the minds of employees Silicon Knights started with Too Human (Xbox 360). Or rather with the engine, which the studio has chosen for his game. Silicon Knights followed the example of many companies that did not bother with creating their own engine and technology licensed in 2005, the Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games. Two years later, Silicon Knights will turn to the court and accuse the `Epic` is that they do not provide the whole time tools for working with UE3 engine, and thus `sabotaging` a full-scale start developing Too Human. According to SK, the owners of UE3 did it intentionally to hurt the positions of potential competitors. Like, full and working version of the engine `Epic` was used to create a Gears of War, and incomplete and sometimes curve - to give other companies. For money and no support - almost all programmers Epic Games, according to witnesses, focused exclusively on Gears of War. It was a priority for the studio. Problems of other companies who have purchased the rights to UE3, actually ignored. Silicon Knights claims not unfounded - many studios at the time resented as a licensed engine, and the comrades of the Disney even treated to the same claim in court in 2006 for. His and other creators of Too Human complaints were used as evidence of `silicon` vandalism. All that he wants to SK - a monetary compensation and profits from sales GeoW. But Epic Games are not easy to give up and in 2007, the year also went on the attack. She filed a counterclaim, which alleged that Silicon Knights had violated the terms of use UE3, changing the course of a Too Human ?Ğunreal technology` to the engine of its own production. That this criminal? Yes, that this same engine was modified Unreal Engine 3, for which SK did not want to pay money. Something like this has evolved the whole of Santa Barbara for two years. And only now, there has been in progress. The federal court ruled that the lawsuit Silicon Knights has under a reasonable grounds for allegations of fraud and failure to meet requirements, although some of his points were just removed. The same applies to the claim Epic Games - the court refused to dismiss him at the request of SK. As a result, litigation, swollen to several volumes, has finally grown to a full trial, a jury trial and other legal attributes, where each side will try to prove that she was innocent as a lamb, but the people who are on the other side - mere Devils. It is interesting that Denis Dyak, head of Silicon Knights, gleefully likened the court`s decision to move the case to a big victory for the Canadian studio. Ostensibly sassy Epic Games for a long time said that the lawsuit Silicon Knights - lunacy that has nothing to do with reality. However, two federal court decided otherwise. Epic Games with his hand just smacked his lips and pointedly stated that this is not a victory SK. The lawsuit Canadians can easily and naturally go into the trash after the first hearing before the jury. `Epic` confident that they will win. For them because `the truth`

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