Ubisoft Sued by Author for Animus Concept in Assassin’s Creed
John Beiswenger, the author of a novel titled Link, is suing Ubisoft for copyright infringement, claiming the use of the Animus in Assassin’s Creed follows closely to the concept outlined in his book.
In the book, people could gain access to the memories of their ancestors, which bears a striking resemblance to how Desmond makes use of the Animus to relive the memories of his assassin-skilled ancestors. Although, with the series going on game five later this year, it makes you wonder why Beiswenger has waited until now to sue. A little late for that, don’t you think?
I don’t know about you, but suing someone over this concept seems a bit ridiculous. While yes, it is pretty creative and unique as a storytelling device, I’m sure someone at Ubisoft didn’t steal the idea from this author’s novel. Be sure to let us know what you think of the matter in the comments below.