Orders in the Courts Part 3: Epic Wins Silicon Knights Suit
The long-simmering lawsuit between Silicon Knights and Epic Games—makers of Too Human and the Unreal Engine, respectively—has ended, according to a Tweet from Epic’s Mark Rein.
According to press release published by Epic Games about the case’s end, the jury in the suit found for Epic in their counterclaims against Silicon Knights, determining that SK had “breached the license agreement, misappropriated Epic’s trade secrets, and infringed Epic’s copyrights in the Unreal Engine 3 code.”
The suit was initially brought against Epic by Silicon Knights when the Canadian developer alleged that Epic failed to provide adequate support for Unreal Engine 3, which they were trying to use to make Too Human. Silicon Knights claimed that Epic’s alleged failure caused them to write their own engine for the game, which drove up costs on the game’s development. The press release says that the court had “thrown out Silicon Knights’ fraud claims after nine days of testimony.”