Yesterday we heard news that Silicon Knights is sueing Epic Games over their Unreal Engine 3 and today some other game developers joined the discussion:
Silicon Knights alleges that the witholding of data was deliberate, but other licensees of the Unreal technology have spoken up in a somewhat spotty defence. Talking over at Shacknews, developers working on UE3 games suggest that Epic was just incompetent, not malicious.
What remains clear is that Epic is yet to deliver Unreal Tournament 3, its second in-house game based on the engine, and is still refusing to set a firm date for its release - perhaps suggesting that despite the appearance of Gears on the 360, Epic is having as much trouble with its own dev cycle as other licensees are.
Meanwhile, Sony is admitting to not helping out Epic as much as it could have done with the PS3, and is now standing up and saying that UE3 on PS3 is going to get a whole lot more effective from hereon out.