Crytek is suing
Cloud Imperium Games
in California District Court claiming CIG is failing to
live up to the terms of their agreement to use CryENGINE to power Star Citizen
the crowdfunded space game. They say the license covers one game alone, and that
since Squadron 42 is now a separate product, it would require its own game
license. They also claim that their logos, trademark notices, and copyright
information has been improperly removed from Star Citizen marketing materials.
has a response to this from Cloud Imperium, who explain that this
lawsuit is without merit since they took a page from the Duke Nukem Forever
playbook and switched game engines:
"We are aware of the Crytek complaint
having been filed in the US District Court. CIG hasn’t used the CryEngine for
quite some time since we switched to Amazon’s Lumberyard. This is a meritless
lawsuit that we will defend vigorously against, including recovering from Crytek
any costs incurred in this matter."