Crytek Dismissing Their Lawsuit Against Cloud Imperium Until Later
In a bizarre change of pace in the gaming legal realm, Crytek is dismissing their own lawsuit against Cloud Imperium Games with the intent to refile the suit later. Apparently the primary reason for Crytek to dismiss and refile their lawsuit is to allow Cloud Imperium to release Squadron 42, an upcoming sci-fi shooter for PC. Crytek’s lawsuit alleges that CIG breached a contract last year that involved improper use of the Crytek engine. Both parties tried to reach an agreement of voluntary dismissal but were unable to be on the same page. Squadron 42 releases in the second half of 2020 so it’s likely the lawsuit will be refiled in late 2020 or early 2021.
“Based on CIG’s responses to certain written discovery, which Crytek contends revealed new information regarding the ripeness of one of Crytek’s existing claims, Crytek wished to voluntarily dismiss its claims against CIG without prejudice, with the intention of refiling the suit against CIG following the release of Squadron 42 by CIG,” said the court filings which were shared by Reddit user RiSC1911. “This case has been marked by a pattern of CIG saying one thing in its public statements and another in this litigation.” Although there appears to be good will between the companies considering the dismissal, it’s clearly marred by continued disagreements.
“Should CIG release Squadron 42 as a standalone game, the case would be in exactly the same position it is currently. In short, granting Crytek’s voluntary dismissal now would do nothing more than allow Crytek’s Squadron 42 claim to ripen so that the parties can fully resolve the disputes between them in a single proceeding.” This is apparently a cost and time saving measure as Cloud Imperium Games continues to allegedly breach their contract.
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