Can’t help but feel bad for Silicon Knights, but they deserved it.
Silicon Knights are having a tough time lately, after suing Epic Games for what was a suicidal decision because they were definitely going to lose, they are now seeing the after effects of that move.
The company has to destroy all their games like Too Human, X-Men Destiny and others having Unreal Engine code. So yeah… head to your nearest store or eBay website and get this because it’s going to be rare soon.
According to this court document spotted by a Neogaf member, they need to do this before 10th December this year. Considering how less Too Human sold, it shouldn’t be a hard task.
But one thing is for sure, the publishers like Activision and others who helped with these games also have a say and they won’t be too pleased with this move. It’s fair to say it does not rest in the hands of Silicon Knights. However, if the publishers oppose, bankruptcy is certain for the studio because they have to comply with court rules and pay off the publishers for the damages.
They also had to pay $4.45 million to Epic Games, so I don’t they they have enough money left to appease the publishers. They can negotiate though, but doesn’t look like it will work out.
Too Human was in development for 10 years and ended up being a massive critical and commercial failure. It’s something that also got the studio boss Denis Dyack banned from Neogaf in a humiliating way, and yeah.
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