More Legal Troubles for Silicon Knights in Epic Court Fight

Vancouver-based developer Silicon Knights is being ordered by a U.S. court to recall and destroy all unsold copies of games using Unreal Engine 3, including Too Human and X-Men: Destiny. The new ruling on post-trial motions for the case between Silicon Knights and Epic Games also saw Epic's jury award upped from $4.5 million to over $9 million, much to the chagrin of the troubled studio.

The ruling released on Wednesday also orders Silicon Knights to stop using Epic Games' Licensed Technology and remove it from the company's game engine. The studio has also been given until December 10 to destroy any code built using Epic's technology; with the court order specifically naming Too Human, X-Men: Destiny, Siren in the Maelstrom, The Sandman, and The Box/Ritualyst. Silicon Knights must notify the court by December 21 and again on February 21, 2013, concerning all ordered injunctions – all of which will be at SK's expense.

Source: Joystiq

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