IGN News - Silicon Knights Ordered to Destroy Unsold Unreal Engine 3 Games

Uploaded by IGNentertainment on 09.11.2012

Silicon Knights has been ordered to “recall and destroy” all unsold copies of its games
built on Unreal Engine 3. According to a recent court ruling, Silicon
Knights shall “cease producing or distributing” and “recall and destroy” all unsold copies
of Too Human, X-Men: Destiny, and unreleased projects The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and
Siren in the Maelstrom at its own expense. A judge also ruled that Silicon Knights must
now pay Epic an additional $278,000 in court costs, $2 million in attorney fees, and $2.3
million in pre-judgment interest. Joined with a previous ruling that Silicon Knights owes
Epic $4.45 million, Epic is now owed approximately $9 million.
"Epic Games appreciates the court's careful consideration of the motions and is gratified
by the order," an Epic spokesperson told IGN. The ruling comes more than five years after
Silicon Knights sued Epic, alleging that Unreal Engine 3 did not work as it was supposed to.
It's a very popular game engine that powers numerous titles such as Batman: Arkham City,
Borderlands 2, and Gears of War. Epic later counter-sued and the case went
to trial earlier this year. Of the five titles Silicon Knights must recall
or destroy, Too Human was released in 2008 and X-Men Destiny came out last year. The
Box/Ritualyst refers to a canceled psychological thriller project, while Siren in the Maelstrom
is the name of a project leaked back in 2009 and The Sandman is presumably an unreleased
game. We’ve reached out to Silicon Knights about
the ruling and will update with any comment we receive. Until then, stay tuned to IGN.