Silicon Knights ordered to recall and destroy all unsold copies of Too Human, X-Men Destiny.
The court ruling comes following a legal battle between Silicon Knights and Epic over the Unreal Engine.
Silicon Knights had accused Epic of withholding an improved version of Unreal Engine 3, while also using licensing fees to fund development of Gears of War instead of improving the tech.
This was a problem for Silicon Knights because at the time the studio was developing Too Human using a licensed version of Unreal Engine 3.
Silicon Kinights struggled to work with the engine, eventually abandoning it in favour of their own proprietary system.
The swap greatly delayed development of Too Human and cost Silicon Knights a bundle of cash, spurring them on to launch a legal suit again the engineâ€™s creators.
However, Epic launched counter claims which were held up in court. In the end Silicon Knights were ordered to pay Epic $4.45 million in damages.
All of which leads us to this latest revelation. According to court documents, Silicon Knights has been ordered to cease production, recall and destroy every single copy of every game theyâ€™ve ever developed using the Unreal Engine.
Those games include Too Human, The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, X-Men: Destiny and Siren in the Maelstrom.
All of this must be done at the studioâ€™s own cost.
Itâ€™s just more bad news for a developer thatâ€™s already virtually extinct. Following the poor performance of X-Men: Destiny most of the companyâ€™s staff were layed off.
Reportedly only five remain, one of whom is studio boss Denis Dyack.
Source - xbox360ach