Sony Sued Over Killzone: Shadow Fall Graphics. Yes, This Is Real.
From the "I can't believe this is a real thing" department, Sony is being sued by an angry video game enthusiast over the graphics in Killzone: Shadow Fall, a launch title for the PlayStation 4, accusing the electronics giant of "deceptive advertising."
According to Polygon, a lawsuit has been filed in Northern District California court by Douglas Ladore, a resident of California. Ladore alleges that Sony advertised Killzone: Shadow Fall to run entirely at 1080p resolution, but instead "used a technological shortcut that was supposed to provide 'subjectively similar' results."
This suit is hot on the heels of a Digital Foundry piece that shows Killzone to be running at slightly less than 1080p during in-game multiplayer matches, which forced developer Guerrila Games to explain via a blog post. The suit officially charges Sony with negligent misrepresentation, false advertisement, unfair competition and fraud in the inducement, and Mr. Ladore is seeking over $5,000,000 in damages.
So let us get this straight: man buys game, man plays and enjoys game, man later finds out that game doesn't have full 1080p resolution in one part of the game despite having it everywhere else, man seeks over five million dollars in damages?! Not a single thing makes sense about this, other than yet another example of abuse of the American judicial system. This is not important, this is not worthy of court, and it's sure as we're typing this isn't something that entitles one pissed off guy to over five million clams.
We look forward to reporting "Killzone graphics lawsuit thrown out" in the future.