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BattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuitBattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuit
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We've been here before. Those ”infringing designs” are the replacements for the original exact copies of the Super Dimension Fortress Macross designs seen briefly in the first 36 episodes of Robotech. When HG first did lawsuits in the 1990s, the infringing mechs were removed from Battletech and became known as the ”Unseen”. A few years later they returned in the Technical Manuals with the new (current) designs, and HG said nothing until now. Ugh, HG's litigious nature and dubious claim to own the North American rights to Macross has largely kept the later Macross series from coming to America.

Thank Loki for the internet largely allowing fans to ”correct” that situation. Make mine Macross! At least its developers in Japan are actively releasing new animes and keeping it popular and 35+ years.
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Here are a few more details, complete with quotes from legal documents in question...


https://terrania.us/2017/07/23/harmony-gold-has-filed-suit-over-another-battletech-game/


I've been following this case for some time, and was a little surprised to see it resurface again.

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Making it in Unreal: Ship of Heroes devs on the supervillains every MMO must contend withMaking it in Unreal: Ship of Heroes devs on the supervillains every MMO must contend with
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If he's only just planning a Kickstarter for his CoH successor now, he's really coming late to the game (so to speak). It seems like there are already half a dozen games that want to step into CoH's shoes, including ones that have been in progress for several years now.Reply
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I'm only aware of three, only one of which seems to be approaching Alpha at the moment (Valiance Online). The others are proceeding at some pace--I assume. Ship of Heroes seems to be down the path a bit more than two of the three, which KickStarted before doing a lot of coding. Given the state of the other efforts (what would be the rest of that half-dozen?) it doesn't seem too late to me.

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New screens from Homeworld devs tease next game, with sweet black planesNew screens from Homeworld devs tease next game, with sweet black planes
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Doubtful. If anything, it's drawing inspiration from the same real-life "Skull Squadron" that Macross/Robotech did.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/VFA-103Reply
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Well, they are working on something as they are still interacting with their community but being very silent about any work being done. The aircraft design goes hand in hand with the vehicle design of DoK.

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