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{thread} Remember the name, Paul Reindell.

He is one of the ex-Crytek devs who is going to be playing a critical role (discovery emails + deposition) in the upcoming Star Citizen court battle regarding the creation of early Star Citizen tech demos.

linkedin.com/in/paul-reinde…
He is one of the devs who was around during the early beginnings, and was part of several email chains with Chris Roberts, Sean Tracy and others. INCLUDING during the decision making process for the move from CE3 to Lumberyard.

linkedin.com/in/paul-reinde…
CIG never disputed that Crytek created early tech demos used for Star Citizen. There are NUMEROUS statements online by various CIG/RSI staff (including Chris & Erin Roberts, Ben Lesnick et al) that CIG/RSI did them - and that they portrayed the game.

We now now this to be FALSE.
The relevance of this, as well as the testimony of key devs who were around at that time, is very critical to Crytek's claims as well as why they sued CIG/RSI who seem to claim that they could bypass a contractual agreement - on a whim - by switching to a competing engine.
We have compiled a massive list of various on-the-record interviews in both news media, as well as in CIG/RSI own video series. e.g. watch this 2015 interview @ 1:02 by Paul Reindell. Listen CAREFULLY to what he said.

He is one of the devs at F42-GER who, according to sources, was part of the decision and effort to switch from CE3 to Lumberyard. Though sources say most of the devs were AGAINST this move NOT for legal reasons, but because of the problems & delays it would entail.
Sources say Crytek still has ALL those tech demo builds, which would no doubt end up in discovery because it not only confirms that part of their claim, but also goes toward completely shredding the credibility of CIG/RSI as it pertains to their pattern (see: lying) of conduct
With discovery underway, even as Crytek is said to be working toward legal action to include the GER and UK studios (Skadden has offices in both countries), this whole fiasco is about to blow up like never before.

There is a reason CIG/RSI wanted to talk settlement so soon.
CIG/RSI have lied about this project almost every step of the way. Not only via misleading statements to backers about what was shown during fundraising, but also why they switched to a competing engine, while allegedly engaging in copyright infringement and breach of contract
The problem CIG/RSI are having right now is that most of the guys like Paul, aren't going to lie on the record, thus exposing themselves while tarnishing their own careers. These aren't dumb guys.

Plus they already know how the industry works, and that EVERYTHING comes out.
Though being discussed in other channels, I want to say for the record that I have NO insight as to how a German national obtained a highly coveted H1-B visa to work on a software project for a CA startup company which has NO product. A visa which most CA companies can't get.
Nothing to do with me, and I don't care. That's for the attorneys in the lawsuit to deal with. That's what depositions and discovery are for, if that sort of thing is interesting to them to pursue, seeing as there are thousands of US software engineers who could have fit the job
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