Game developer David Jaffe has posted
on his personal blog what appears to be a dismissal notice of a 2008 lawsuit against him and Sony over God of War
. There is no further explanation given, so unless Jaffe is starting some obtuse alternate reality game, we'll take the document at face value.
The lawsuit was an alleged copyright infringement claim
, filed by a pair of plaintiffs who had submitted a screenplay entitled Olympiad
to Sony Pictures in 2002. At the time, they claimed there were several similarities between their work and God of War
. Sony called the alleged similarities "inaccurate, incomplete, abstracted and/or misleading." Apparently a judge in the northern district court of California agreed.