Microsoft settles in Halo lawsuit

Multiplayer patents allegedly infringed.

Microsoft has coughed up an undisclosed amount of money to tech firm PalTalk, settling a lawsuit over the Halo games.

As reported by Seattle PI, PalTalk wanted USD 90 million in royalties. It alleged Microsoft had infringed patents covering the control of interactive applications over multiple computers. Real-time multiplayer stuff, in other words.

Microsoft challenged the validity of the patents and claimed it had taken a different approach to the technology. But now the firm has agreed to settle, for an amount which wasn't revealed but which PalTalk was said to be "quite pleased" with.

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