Good news for fans of the name “Redfall,” whether you’re a fan of what is hypothetically the title of The Elder Scrolls VI or the pre-existing book series. When ZeniMax Media (parent company of Bethesda and ZeniMax Online Studios) filed a trademark for Redfall, legal action followed in light of the fact that there was already a book series with specifically that title. Now, both parties have announced that a settlement has been reached and the matter has been resolved.
As is not wholly uncommon in this situation, the terms of this settlement have not been disclosed by either party, but the important thing is that the dispute has been resolved and will no longer trouble either party. Assuming that the trademark was indeed tied to the next game in the long-running Elder Scrolls series, the timing couldn’t be better, since E3 is just around the corner. Let’s all hear it for mutually beneficial solutions where everyone walks away at least reasonably happy.