SCE and designer David Jaffe have come out on top over a lawsuit claiming God of War ripped off Hollywood.
In the lawsuit, script writers Jonathan Bissoon-Dath and Jennifer Dath claimed they conceived the original idea behind the Kratos action saga, having penned two screenplays involving a Spartan attack on Athens and a series of tasks initiated by the Greek Gods to restore peace.
After hours and hours spent playing the game and stabbing mythical monsters in the face, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled: "No one can own the basic idea for a story. General plot ideas are not protected by copyright law; they remain forever the common property of artistic mankind."
She continued: "While violence is not absent from plaintiffs' works, it lacks the thematic centrality and intensity seen in God of War."
The legal scuffle is just the latest battle between Hollywood and the God of War series. Earlier this month creator David Jaffe said Sony should sue over upcoming movie, War of the Gods.
He bellowed: "Sony has GOD OF WAR, a game and potential movie about mortals fighting ancient Greek Gods. And then this movie gets announced called WAR OF THE GODS about- yep!- mortals fighting ancient Greek Gods.
"Look: Sony doesn't- and should not- own the concept of the Greek Myths. Nor should they own the idea of mortal fighting ancient Gods, Greek or any other kind. That's all public domain stuff. But the TITLE? Sony DOES own that. And GOD OF WAR/WAR OF THE GODS seem a little too close to comfort ya'll."
Send in the God of Law!