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CIG Responds to Crytek

Crytek to Cloud Imperium Games continue their sparring in court over Crytek's lawsuit claiming that CIG is not honoring their commitment to use and promote CryENGINE in Star Citizen, and that the split of Star Citizen into two separate games further violates their agreements. Cloud Imperium responded, which naturally inspired a reaction from Crytek. Now a new Motion to Dismiss from CIG further states their case. There's a lot to sort through, so thank you to theyarecomingforyou for finding a couple of very pertinent paragraphs to highlight:
"By repeatedly attempting to justify getting waved through Rule 12 by arguing phantom allegations, by proffering absurd interpretations of now-revealed plain contract language, by asserting ever-shifting claims for copyright infringement without identifying the allegedly infringing works, and by seeking remedies that are palpably improper under black letter law (e.g., punitive damages for breach of contract and statutory damages for pre-registration infringement), the opposition demonstrates that both efforts at pleading in this case have been an unmanageable, incoherent mess unworthy of proceeding beyond the pleading stage and all of the attendant time and expense thereafter."
Later they say:
"Crytek’s proffered interpretation — that the word 'exclusively' means that CIG is duty bound to use the Engine no matter what — leads to absurdities. Under Crytek’s construction, CIG agreed to pay Crytek a buyout license fee of €1.8 million for an obligation to use the Engine forever, irrespective of the level of support being provided by Crytek, irrespective of Crytek’s future prospects, and irrespective of better alternatives available in the market. Under Crytek’s construction, CIG remains forever shackled to Crytek’s Engine, even if CIG has reason to believe Crytek is a sinking ship."
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24. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Jan 29, 2018, 05:15 Peeeling
 
Might just be me, but Crytek's interpretation of 'exclusively' doesn't seem all that absurd. Discounting the license fee in exchange for a promise to use their engine and no other for a specific title sounds like a pretty reasonable mutual back-scratching arrangement. CIG got the discount - if they subsequently want to back out of the deal they should at least have offered to buy out the contract.

I've no idea what legal weight any of this carries, but something smells funky here. How can you say "It's not even Cryengine any more; we call it Star Engine", and then turn around and port the whole shebang to Lumberyard, which IS Cryengine in all but name, virtually overnight? I'm not a lawyer but I am a coder, and those are not compatible concepts.
 
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