Capcom has come under fire after filed a lawsuit against it. It alleges that it used copyrighted images in its Resident Evil titles.
The lawsuit also alleges that Capcom used the copyrighted pictures in Devil May Cry and Resident Evil entries.
Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil’ series is getting some heat!
Talking about the lawsuit in detail, then states that the publisher used many images without their photographer’s consent.
In the complaint obtained by Polygon, Judy A. Juracek alleges that Capcom used about 80 of her photographs. She licenses out her images for this purpose, but the publisher is not one of her customers.
Speaking of the court documents, then Juracek reveals more than 200 situations where it might have used her photographs. The games included are Resident Evil and Devil May Cry.
The photographer filed the complaint last Friday in a Connecticut court.
In her filing, she also points to a data breach from last year. It included a leaked Resident Evil artwork.
What’s interesting to note here is that the hacked files showed few labels found on the CD-ROM that has her book’s name. The book is titled Surfaces, which was published in 1996 for “visual research” purposes, as per Judy.
Now connecting these things to Resident Evil and Devil May Cry games might turn out true if that’s the case. Because both these franchises are known to use exceptionally great details when it comes to images and backgrounds.
Juracek is seeking attorney fees, along with $150,000 in damages, for each of the 80 pictures used. It amounts to a total of about $12 million.
It will be interesting to see the response from Capcom in the coming days or weeks.
ALSO READ: Best Resident Evil mods for players on PC
Video games in 2021
While Capcom is dealing with an unexpected situation right now, its 2021 title Resident Evil Village is doing pretty well. But it’s not the only option available right now for die-hard gamers.
This calendar is packed with lots of other heavyweights as well!
The big line-up expands further with the likes of No More Heroes 3, Humankind, Stray, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
Cyber Shadow, Shadow Warrior 3, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and GhostWire: Tokyo are other crucial launches.
What are your thoughts on all the major games arriving later in this year? Are you excited and hyped for them?
Drop your reactions and any other suggestion you have on our social media handle on Twitter at @MICKYNewsOz.
Image courtesy of INEGAVEL GAMER/YouTube