Saga of Silicon Knights vs Epic ends Epic's favour

North Carolina court hammers the final nail in the Canadian developer's coffin

We didn't need a crystal ball, or even a magic eight-ball to see this one coming.

The court battle between Silicon Knights and Epic Games over their Unreal engine 3 licensing agreement has ended with Epic coming out on top.

As a result of Silicon Knights' appeal against the original ruling in favour of Epic the remnants of the Ontario-based studio have been ordered to pay 9.2 million USD to Epic in combined damages and court fees by a North Carolina court. Saga of Silicon Knights vs Epic ends Epic's favour

This will probably spell the end for Silicon Knights as it has been treading water for the last few years. It will be a sad end to a studio that produced great games like Eternal Darkness and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes.

Thanks Gamasutra.

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