no sequel apparently

#1merqabahPosted 11/13/2012 5:16:57 PM
http://gimmegimmegames.com/2012/11/silicon-knights-ordered-to-destroy-all-games-using-unreal-engine-3-must-pay-epic-9-million/
#2sflowers539Posted 11/13/2012 5:41:27 PM
Yeah, I think SK is done now, they did not make a real game in a long time and were cutting staff even before this. Small companies like that just don't have $9 Million to pay-out. Maybe they can sell the right to ED to a developer who will make a sequel to get some money back.
#3HorrorSindicatePosted 11/16/2012 7:39:53 AM
I thought Nintendo owned the rights to the IP?
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#4ReptilesBladePosted 11/18/2012 12:48:18 AM
*cries*
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#5The RobPosted 11/30/2012 12:25:29 PM
Nintendo owns ED, Crystal Dynamics owns LoK; SK doesn't really have anything.
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#6Darth XelleonPosted 12/6/2012 10:23:15 PM
From: The Rob | Posted: 11/30/2012 12:25:29 PM | #005
Nintendo owns ED, Crystal Dynamics owns LoK; SK doesn't really have anything.


Where'd you hear that Nintendo owned ED?
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#7sflowers539Posted 12/7/2012 9:42:46 PM
The Rob posted...
Nintendo owns ED, Crystal Dynamics owns LoK; SK doesn't really have anything.


I don't know about those other games but Nintendo does not own ED, they own or owned the patent for sanity effects. Since other games can do things just like the sanity effects but call them a different name or make them slightly different, I don't know if the patent really means anything. SK also had a exclusive deal with Nintendo back in the day just like Rare did for Donkey Kong Country in the 90's but all that expired too. So Nintendo can not make a game based on ED or the characters in it unless they buy the license from SK, which I would love to see happen, SK made their last game, I don't care if the CEO sells the rights off to get rich himself and screws everyone else, I just want to see another game get made.
#8Darth XelleonPosted 12/20/2012 7:13:48 PM
So, when a second party developer leaves the parent company, what happens to all the rights?
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#9DarkLordMorsulPosted 1/4/2013 4:05:24 PM
Darth Xelleon posted...
So, when a second party developer leaves the parent company, what happens to all the rights?


probably in a contract somewhere... explaining who gets what... probably case by case...
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#10chris_Posted 1/25/2013 8:42:24 AM
What comes around comes around...
Nintendo owned part of silicon knights when ED came out, and Denis Dyack wished to become independant and now look at what happens... he pretty much finished the company. On the other hand look at retro studios, they are awesome.. In other words, nintendo demands quality of their product, if they owned part of SK now this would have probably never happened...

But yeah, watever...