Notch Offers To Shotgun The Scrolls Snafu
Bethesda recently filed suit to stop Mojang from using the name Scrolls for their next game, citing it as being too close to their “The Elder Scrolls” series. Markus “Notch” Persson was surprised by this, but the lawyers have been engaged and the long, slow, and no doubt expensive turning of legal gears has begun.
Notch came back in a jovial mood from his wedding and posted a good-natured challenge to Bethesda, offering to settle the matter with a Quake 3 competition. If Bethesda wins, they get to help Mojang choose a new name for the game, and if Mojang wins they would keep the name Scrolls and add a little disclaimer in small text that it was in no way related to the Elder Scrolls series of games.
There’s no word yet from Bethesda on whether they’d like to take him up on his offer and have a little fun in the process. My guess is that the lawyers won’t want to be made to heel and will argue against it, perhaps if only for their own gain.Tags: bethesda, lawsuit, Minecraft, Mojang, Scrolls