Crytek is suing the developers behind sci-fi title Star Citizen

Crytek is suing the developers behind sci-fi title Star Citizen

Crytek said that their exclusive agreement of the below-market rate use of CryEngine was only for Star Citizen, not a separate game with Squadron 42.

The Star Citizen drama continues today with news that Crytek is suing Cloud Imperium Games. You can head over to DSOG and read the list of complaints against the companies, but what is odd is that those games no longer use the Crytek engine, but Crytek is arguing that it is being rebuffed after considerable investments for the project.

As reported by PCGamesN, the court documents were filed on Tuesday, with Crytek claiming that the makers of Star Citizen and their wrong-doings "have caused substantial harm to Crytek".

UPDATE: A Cloud Imperium Games rep has responded with the following statement to Gamasutra: "We are aware of the Crytek complaint having been filed in the US District Court. This is a meritless lawsuit that we will defend vigorously against, including recovering from Crytek any costs incurred in this matter".

"We did an outright buyout of the engine past year and have the source code, so while we hope all the noise about Crytek blows over, as they are great partners and friends to the project, if the worse happened we would be ok, as we've already branched the engine and have a large team that is adding features and supporting it every day here at CIG".

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The original deal between the two companies saw CIG license the latest version of CryEngine and make a deal to collaborate on publishing and marketing Star Citizen. Problem is Crytek are claiming that they aren't telling the truth.

However, Crytek also claim that the switch to the Lumberyard engine was also in breach of contract, claiming "the GLA states that Defendants have a license only to exclusively embed CryEngine in the Game.' Futhermore, the announcement to spin-off the single player into its own 'Squadron 42" standalone game constitutes a breach as Crytek claim they only had a license for one title, alongside a number of other breaches of contract.

You know, I think I will always be thankful for putting my money behind Star Citizen.

Back when Star Citizen was first announced and became a Kickstarter star, the game was powered by CryEngine, with developer Cloud Imperium Games moving over to Amazon's Lumberyard engine in 2015.

Crytek's lawsuit alleges breach of contract and copyright infringement, and seeks direct damages that it believes "substantially" exceed $75,000, along with the usual blend of punitive damages, disgorgements, and injunctions. The result of the lawsuit will be interesting, especially since CIG claims that it did nothing wrong.

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