When two companies square off in the legal arena, the public always roots for the underdog. The narrative of big vs small is something we all understand on a visceral level. But while Silicon Knights is definitely small, the important thing to remember is that people actually like Epic. Their games are a huge success and their middleware is the industry standard. Silicon Knights… well they made Too Human. And X-Men Destiny.
None of that probably figured in the judge’s decision making process, but it apparently didn’t need to. “Case over. Jury finds for Epic on all counts,” tweeted Epic’s Mark Rein . If you’re going to sue a company for not supporting their product properly, maybe make sure there isn’t an entire industry’s worth of their clients able to prove you wrong.