No more having it autocorrect to Iron Maiden
Hey, remember that lawsuit we told you about a few weeks ago over the game Ion Maiden? Well, it looks like it’s come to its inevitable end. 3D Realms has announced that, rather than fight it out in court, it is changing the name of the of its upcoming Build engine shooter to the less-litigious Ion Fury.
“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter “Ion Maiden” to “Ion Fury,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms, in a press release. “A lot of thought went into this, but most importantly it would be a disservice to our loyal fanbase and the fantastic developers, to drag out a long lawsuit. The amazing gameplay, interactivity and pure fun, is what makes Ion Fury a great game. Not the title.”
It’s completely understandable this is the route 3D Realms would take and should be a lesson to everyone out there thinking about naming their books, bands, games, movies, or anything else after a person or group of people they love. It’s a lesson we all should have learned decades ago after Steve Jobs decided to name his computer company after The Beatles’ record company, setting off a series of lawsuits that spanned the 1980s through 2006.
In addition to a name change, 3D Realms has also dropped this new “announcement” trailer, giving us a greater look after everything it and developer Voidpoint are doing with that old school Build engine.
Yep, still looks fucking badass. Ion Fury is currently in Steam Early Access for $19.99, but starting July 18, the price will jump up to $24.99 as 3D Realms closes in on the August 10 launch of version 1.0. The game is also coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, however, those release dates have not been set.