Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson, tweeted today that his company and Bethesda had come to a settlement in their dispute. The lawsuit was over the name “Scrolls”, which Mojang intended to use for their next game. He again tweeted about the terms of the settlement; Bethesda is given the trademark, while Mojang gets to keep the name of “Scrolls” and agrees to not make an Elder Scrolls competitor. Notch also said, answering a question from a fan, that Mojang did not have to pay any damages to Bethesda. He did joke that both side’s lawyers certainly made a lot of money.
I’ve emailed Bethesda for comment and confirmation of the terms. We’ll be sure to update you if we hear back.
Update – Bethesda has confirmed the terms of the settlement and stated that they are glad to have settled this amicably.