Star Citizen has long been one of the more interesting tales in crowdfunding and video games. The only question has been: Will it be a tale of triumph or one of the more cautionary variety?
When Crytek sued Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) for making two games when they were only licensed to make one, it certainly seemed to fall into the latter camp.
But now that Crytek is seeking the dismissal of its lawsuit, how might things be even worse for the expectant backers of Star Citizen offshoot, Squadron 42?
We only call CIG "CGI" about a dozen times...in Virtual Legality.
#Squadron42 #StarCitizen #Crytek
Discussed in this episode:
"Crytek sues Star Citizen studios over use of CryEngine"
Polygon - December 15, 2017 - Charlie Hall
"PACKAGE - SQUADRON 42 STANDALONE PLEDGE"
"Crytek wants to dismiss its own lawsuit against Star Citizen developer CIG until Squadron 42 comes out"
Eurogamer - January 4, 2020 - Wesley Yin-Poole
"CRYTEK GMBH’S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF CRYTEK’S MOTION FOR VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL"
January 3, 2020
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