As you know there is a class-action suit that has been brought against both SEGA and Gearbox Software for falsely advertising Aliens: Colonial Marines by using fake demos at trade shows such as E3. Gearbox recently filed a request to get dropped from the lawsuit.
SEGA submitted their settlement agreement for approval on Monday for the class action settlement agreement. We won’t find out till September 17th if the courts will approve it.
Want to know how SEGA’s $1.25 million will be split up if this is approved? Hit the jump.
- $312,500 covers attorney fees
- $200,000 will go to the plaintiff
- $734,500 will go to eligible customers of the game
The way that this will work (for the eligible customers of the game) is that if you bought the game before February 13, 2013 and you fill out their three question claim form you will be entitled to some money (that won’t exceed what you paid for the game). The issue is the more people that join the suit, the lesser money you will get.
Even though SEGA is agreeing to the settlement, they state that they still believe they are innocent and deny any wrongdoings. SEGA most likely wants to sweep this whole court thing under the rug by the time they launch Alien: Isolation.