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With the plot sounding so directly similar, I can only hope that he is awarded some compensation for his work. Blocking the game might be a little extreme, and probably unlikely, but a monetary settlement isn't far from the realm of possibility. You do have to ask yourself why he waited so long to press charges, the first game seemed like it would be enough.
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Assassin's Creed was first released in 2007. Why has it taken so long before they started suing?

These things usually happen within 6 months of it being released.
    
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Interesting! I look forward to seeing how this pans out.
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Assassin's Creed was first released in 2007. Why has it taken so long before they started suing?
These things usually happen within 6 months of it being released.
My guess is he didn't know about it until later since he's not a gamer.

Afterall, if he doesn't play video games how would he know about it? Even if he did hear about the game, there's no way to actually make comparisons if he didn't play it himself.

By the time he found out about it and played it, it was probably already a few years after AC1 released. After that it probably took time to build the case.
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Maybe he doesn't play games so he didn't notice, I mean hell I play games and i'm sure I've missed some great titles somewhere down the line!

See above, dammit biggrin.gif
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Other than the whole living out ancestors memories nothing else is similiar in my opinion, this is nothing compared to something blatantly copied such as warcraft and starcraft copying warhammer. He will probably get his 6 million to shut him up but if he tries blocking assassins creed 3 and the franchise ubisoft would probably destroy him.
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Only asking for $6m? I'm surprised.
This wont last long then tongue.gif

He is probably looking to settle quickly and $6 mil is most likely way more than he could get selling his book.
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He is probably looking to settle quickly and $6 mil is most likely way more than he could get selling his book.
True, but $6m is such a miniscule amount compared to what Ubisoft made from Assassin's Creed.

If this guys case holds up, he should get a percentage of the total profits from the franchise for as long as the franchise exists.
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post

My guess is he didn't know about it until later since he's not a gamer.
Afterall, if he doesn't play video games how would he know about it? Even if he did hear about the game, there's no way to actually make comparisons if he didn't play it himself.
By the time he found out about it and played it, it was probably already a few years after AC1 released. After that it probably took time to build the case.

Fair enough if he didn't play it but I don't see how he couldn't have known about it until now. Even when AC1 was still new there were adverts everywhere for it. It would have been impossible to not know about it unless he lives in a third world country.
    
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He is probably looking to settle quickly and $6 mil is most likely way more than he could get selling his book.

If he was looking to settle quickly I doubt he would have also demanded ubisoft stop making assassins creed games including the upcoming assassins creed 3
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