US author settles with Gametrailers, puts case against Ubi on hold
Beiswenger case over Assassin's Creed on back burner for now
John L. Beiswenger, the US author of novel Link, has put his legal action against Ubisoft on hold after settling similar claims with Gametrailers out of court.
Beiswenger was suing both entities over perceived similarities between Link and the Assassin's Creed series. Ubisoft were under legal scrutiny as the series' creators, whilst Beiswenger was pursuing Gametrailers over a series of related videos.
Eleven charges of copyright infringement were raised in total but Beiswenger has now decided to refocus on "unrelated business matters", but has dismissed the case against Ubisoft in such a way that he will be able to reinstate it if he sees fit.
"He is unwavering in his belief that many key components of theAssassin's Creed video game franchise infringe on many key components of his novel, Link," read a statement from his legal counsel. Terms of his agreement with Gametrailers were not revealed.