Bethesda doesn’t like to screw around, so when the executives of the company were out the other night hammering tequila shots at the strip club and someone brought up a new game called “Scrolls”, the assembled minds rushed to the nearest Blackberry to inform their lawyers that they best get off their candy asses and deal with this situation.
Consequently Notch, the mountain man behind Minecraft, received word from Bethesda that he best change the name of his company’s next game lest the public at large confuse the indie project with Bethesda’s multi-million dollar superstar Elder Scrolls series. I can definitely see where they’re coming from.
What will happen next is anyone’s guess, on the one hand this all seems utterly ridiculous and it’s hard to believe Bethesda will seriously pursue any further, especially in light of the laughter that has reigned down on them from all sides of the gaming community.
But then on the other hand… well, would anyone be all that surprised to see a bunch of rich people making a huge stink about something so asinine? Isn’t that basically what rich people do all the time anyway?