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Crytek and Cloud Imperium Games settle Star Citizen lawsuit

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games has settled its lawsuit with Crytek over the alleged misuse of the latter’s CryEngine.

Crytek’s lawsuit, which first came to light last December, argued its licence with Cloud Imperium only granted the Star Citizen developer the right to use CryEngine for one game. Since the agreement was made, however, development of Star Citizen has splintered off into two separate projects – Star Citizen and standalone single-player story title Squadron 42 – which Crytek believed contravened the terms of its licence with CIG.

Crytek was also unhappy that CIG had removed its logo from Star Citizen’s marketing material, despite their inclusion allegedly being part of an agreement between the two parties to licence CryEngine at a “below-market rate”.

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