The same day there was a PlayStation studio, suing one Fate 2 it plays accused of persistent cheating and threats against its employees. The developer claimed Luca Leone broke the game’s limited software license agreement (LSLA) on several occasions. It claims $ 150,000 in damages and an injunction preventing Leone from “harassing, persecuting or otherwise engaging in unwanted or unwanted contact with Bungie, its employees, or Fate 2 players », as reports.
Bungie said Leone was banned several times for use cheat software while streaming on Twitch. In an effort to avoid the ban, Leone created 13 accounts, each of which constituted a new breach of the LSLA, according to. The studio claimed Leone broke LSLA on other fronts, including by selling Fate 2 accounts that contain badges, or non-transferable badges that players can earn. Bungie says that these “are appreciated by many players, especially collectors.”
In addition, Bungie claims that Leone has made threats regarding the studio and its employees. According to the lawsuit, Leone “tweeted” about his desire to “burn down” Bungie’s office building and [wrote] that specific Bungie employees were ‘not safe’ given Leone’s intention to move into their neighborhood. “
In May, a picture of Fate 2 Social worker Dylan Gafner’s employee badge appeared on a Twitter account that is said to belong to Leone. “I just figured out I’m moving to a place 30 minutes away from dmg,” Leone wrote reportedly, followed by “he’s not safe.” Bungie notes that “dmg” probably refers to Gafner, who uses the Twitter handle.
Leone’s alleged Twitter account has since been locked. His reported Twitch channel contains no content other than a bio-reading “[23-year-old] Bungie playtester from Los Angeles. “Engadget has contacted Leone for comment.
The filing follows a number of cases of harassment against game developers. Forbes’ Paul Tassi it Fate 2 Sandbox design manager Kevin Yanes has almost left Twitter. The players must have reacted with rage to Yanes saying an object from the original Fate will not return. “I dream of a day where video game developers (from any studio) can openly discuss their work without being harassed,” Gafner wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
A few weeks ago, Sony Santa Monica developers received threats and not to reveal God of War: Ragnarök release date when the studio reportedly planned to. Sony Santa Monica launch timing just a few days later.
This is not the first time Bungie has targeted players with legal action. Just last month, someone allegedly uploaded music from Fate 2 soundtrack for submitting fake DMCA alerts to content creators.
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