Red Dead Redemption PC Port Shut Down By Take-Two Lawsuit

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A Red Dead Redemption PC port has been canceled after writer Take-Two Interactive filed a lawsuit in opposition to fan developer DamnedDev. The developer introduced again in September that Take-Two had instructed DamnedDev to close down the fan remaster, however the fan had not really canceled the mission when instructed to take action.

DamnedDev’s “Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project” was meant to be an upgraded PC port of the Red Dead Redemption PS4 and Xbox One variations. Despite releasing all the way in which again in 2010, Take-Two and Red Dead sequence developer Rockstar have but to launch an official Red Dead Redemption PC model, prompting followers like DamnedDev to aim a port themselves. Rockstar not too long ago launched Red Dead Redemption 2 PC, bringing the sequence to PC for the primary time.

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Despite Take-Two’s takedown orders, it seems DamnedDev refused to cancel the mission for a while. According to reporting on the time DamnedDev introduced Rockstar’s calls for, the fan was making an attempt to persuade Take-Two that the port was authorized, and DamnedDev mentioned in a November 13 submit to an internet Grand Theft Auto discussion board that the PC port was nonetheless on the right track for a December launch. DamnedDev solely found Take-Two’s lawsuit by a YouTube streamer’s December 27 broadcast, saying the corporate didn’t notify them forward of time that it was submitting. The developer’s authentic discussion board submit concerning the mission was then up to date to say “Cancelled.”

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News web site TorrentFreak obtained a replica of Take-Two’s lawsuit, which particulars the corporate’s complaints in opposition to Johnathan Wyckoff (who seems to be DamnedDev). According to the lawsuit, Take-Two believes Wyckoff’s efforts would each create competitors for Take-Two’s Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port and “destroy” the potential marketplace for an official PC port of the unique Red Dead Redemption. Take-Two additionally claimed Wyckoff threatened the sport information can be leaked if the corporate tried to cease the mission. Take-Two gave Wyckoff till November 18 to verify that the mission was canceled, however he didn’t reply in time.

The legality of mods and fan initiatives like DamnedDev’s are at all times up for query. There are loads of smaller mods for Red Dead Redemption 2 on the market already – even some particularly shady Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 mods – nevertheless it seems Take-Two merely felt this mission would have too huge a monetary affect on the sequence’ PC gross sales. Take-Two didn’t say whether or not it really plans on releasing an official port, however, within the absence of the Damned Enhancement Project, one can solely hope.

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The authentic Red Dead Redemption launched on May 18, 2010, for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Source: Take-Two (through TorrentFreak)



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