Assassin’s Creed series is known for crimes like murder and conspiracy. But recently, an author named John Beiswenger sued Ubisoft for stealing many elements from his 2002 novel named “Link”. And he’s demanding $1 million for this copyright infringement.
As the suit notes, “In ‘Link,’ the plaintiff’s plot includes the conception and creation of a device and process whereby ancestral memories can be accessed, recalled, relived, and re-experienced by the user.” It also contains a device to access those memories described similarly to the Animus in Assassin’s Creed. The suit notes that both Beiswenger’s novel and the Assassin’s Creed games contain spiritual and biblical overtones, a theme of good battling evil, and interactions with historically accurate people and places.
John is asking for $1.05 in return for these damages, or $5.25 million, if Ubisoft willfully copied the elements from Link. Ubisoft still haven’t commented on this report.