Friday, August 05, 2011

Are You Kidding Me? - 8/5/2011

Bethesda is apparently aiming to be known as the game developer company where you can be involved in lawsuits. Via gamebanshee, Minecraft Creator Mojang AB has received a 15-page letter from the Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer, which alleges that Mojang AB's new game "Scrolls" infringes the copyright of the "Elder Scrolls" property.

Mm. Frivolous much? Somehow I'm getting the impression that the lawyers over at Bethesda are underworked and overpaid.

Bethesda has also been engaged in a legal tug-of-war with Interplay over the development of a potential Fallout MMO.

1 comment:

seeshu said...

Did you hear about what happened with the case?

Apparently, the Minecraft guy took to his blog and challenged the "Elder Scrolls" creators to a duel in Quake 3. If he won, they would drop the suit. If they won, he would change the name of "Scrolls" to something else.

I'm not sure if they ever responded though.