Silicon Knights founder plans to appeal court's decision for Epic Games

Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack plans to appeal the recent court decision in favor of Epic Games, which would see Dyack's studio paying Epic $4.45 million in damages.

Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack plans to appeal the recent court decision in favor of Epic Games, which would see Dyack's studio paying Epic $4.45 million in damages.

The decision, reached yesterday by the North Carolina courts, follows an almost five-year legal battle over a civil suit filed against Epic Games by Too Human developer Silicon Knights. Though the suit claimed Epic ignored its responsibilities to Unreal Engine 3 licensors in favor of focusing all its time and money on developing Gears of War, the court disagreed, instead rewarding Epic $4.45 million in a countersuit claiming Silicon had breached its licensing agreement.

"We are disappointed by the outcome and we plan on appealing," Dyack told Polygon.

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