Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 1, 2020
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Crytek's lawsuit against  Star Citizen  devs ends in settlement

Crytek's lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement

February 21, 2020 | By Alissa McAloon

February 21, 2020 | By Alissa McAloon
More: Console/PC

Crytek and Star Citizen developers Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries have agreed to settle their years-long legal dispute, though terms of that arrangement remain unknown.

The brief document filed this week notes that both parties will move to jointly file to have the case dismissed within 30 days of the settlement agreement.

Beyond that, there aren’t many details on what this conclusion entails. Last we heard, a filing suggested that Crytek itself was attempting to dismiss the lawsuit (temporarily), with the intent of refiling if or when CIG releases Squadron 42, the Star Citizen spin-off wrapped up in the whole dispute.

The original suit against CIG and RSI was filed back in 2017, and accused the development duo of copyright infringement and breach of contract for switching Star Citizen’s engine from Crytek’s CryEngine to Amazon’s Lumberyard engine in 2016. Another part of the dispute centers around the development of Squadron 42, with Crytek alleging that the original license agreement for CryEngine barred the companies from using the engine in a standalone, non-Star Citizen game.

At the time, CIG called the lawsuit “meritless,” and later filed its own motion to dismiss in 2018 on the grounds that CIG and RSI’s actions didn’t violate the game license agreement.

Related Jobs

Visual Concepts
Visual Concepts — Novato, California, United States

Health Scholars
Health Scholars — Westminster, Colorado, United States

Technical Artist
Frictional Games
Frictional Games — Malmö, Sweden

Tech Lead
Remedy Entertainment
Remedy Entertainment — Espoo, Finland

Senior UX Designer

Loading Comments

loader image