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Defendants in Chronicles of Elyria Lawsuit Deciding Whether to Challenge Complaint

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It’s been a minute since the previous update in the ongoing lawsuit regarding Chronicles of Elyria developers Soulbound Studios, Xsolla, and consumers. Just yesterday, however, an update was posted in the lawsuit’s Discord channel notifying us of the next step in the process.

The most recent update prior to this one was in February where it was shared that the complaint was officially filed with the District Court. In fact, they shared the entire PDF of the complaint on their Discord. It listed several causes of action like a breach of contract, Violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, unfair competition, and declaratory relief.

This most recent update in the Chronicles of Elyria lawsuit with Soulbound Studios and Xsolla states that the defendants are currently in the process of figuring out if they should challenge the complaint,

“Here is an update on the class action against Xsolla and Soulbound (Defendants). The Defendants are in the process of deciding if they should challenge the complaint on different legal theories. This is an extremely common practice in litigation and will lead to our firm filing an amended complaint or the court denying Defendants’ challenges.

Meanwhile, our firm is looking for a California resident who is interested in becoming a class representative for this class action as well. If you are interested please let me know”

It continues that the California resident must be 18 years of age or older. If you’ve been out of the loop, or just haven’t been following the lawsuit, the TL;DR is that the lawsuit was filed against Soulbound Studios and Xsolla after news that the studio was closing and apparently ceasing development of Chronicles of Elyria.

However, studio founder Jeromy Walsh later walked back much of his original blog post containing the closure notice. This is all against the backdrop of Walsh recently stating he is focusing development on Kingdoms of Elyria, a standalone sim of sorts. You can learn about the most recent update to that here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.