Sony Computer Entertainment America and game designer David Jaffe are being sued for alleged copyright infringement over God of War
has Sony's statement
on the matter, as well as the complaint
, which will be heard in US District Court in California. The crux of the case is that Jonathan Bissoon-Dath, who wrote a screenplay called Olympiad
, and Jennifer Barette-Herzog, who designed a map for the former's work, believe God of War
was based on their work submitted to Sony Pictures in 2002.
The plaintiffs cite numerous similarities between the two works (like, both stories have bridges going over bottomless chasms), while Sony maintains that Greek mythology is in the public domain and the alleged similarities are "inaccurate, incomplete, abstracted and/or misleading."