Crytek is trying to temporarily dismiss its own lawsuit against Star Citizen

Crytek is trying to temporarily dismiss its own lawsuit against Star Citizen

Middleware maker Crytek is apparently trying to dismiss its lawsuit against Star Citizen developers Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries for the time being.

That's going by court documents - spotted by Reddit user RiSC1991 - the CryEngine firm is looking to have its case against the Star Citizen studios until after single-player portion Squadron 42 is released.

Initially, the case was set to be heard on June 16th, 2020, having already been pushed back on the request of both sides. By requesting the trial be pushed back again, Crytek is saying that Squadron 42 will not be out by this summer.

In September of last year, the beta for Squadron 42 was delayed until between July and September of 2020.

Crytek initially filed a lawsuit against Cloud Imperium in December 2017 saying that the developer had caused it "substantial harm" by violating an agreement to exclusively use its CryEngine tech for Star Citizen's development. Cloud Imperium filed a motion to dismiss in January 2018.

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