The sword of Damocles of licensing agreements always hangs over amateur play works. The other day Ubisoft just removed from the editor of Far Cry 5 the remake of GoldenEye 007, which was made by one of the fans of the iconic game.
One can imagine the feelings of the author of this grandiose work, who spent about 1400 hours of his life on it. The Krollywood modder created a remake of GoldenEye 007 for three years, and it was destroyed at one point – at the first request of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the owner of the rights to the franchise.
However, Krollywood does not give up and intends to re-release the work. True, it will not be released very soon: now the young developer will have to cut out from the game all references to things related to the original, including James Bond and other characters. Most likely, the author will replace the names with his own, but it is not known whether this will be enough to return the project to the public domain. Well, at least he’s got a pretty good resume case that can help him make his way to the big leagues.