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Squadron 42 cancelled? Baked into Star Citizen? Hints from Crytek’s Unusual Request for Dismissal

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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
https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/13/16774244/crytek-star-citizen-cryengine-lawsuit

"PACKAGE - SQUADRON 42 STANDALONE PLEDGE"
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Packages/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
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-01-04-crytek-wants-to-dismiss-its-own-lawsuit-against-the-star-citizen-developer-until-squadron-42-comes-out

"CRYTEK GMBH’S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF CRYTEK’S MOTION FOR VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL"
January 3, 2020
https://www.docdroid.net/7lT4ft0/govuscourtscacd696437920.pdf


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

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