For the past few years, a YouTuber has been known as Krollywood has meticulously every level of. recreated GoldenEye 007 in the level editor of Far Cry 5. This week Ubisoft removed all of these levels Far Cry 5 because of a copyright infringement.
Kotaku reported first about Krollywood’s efforts earlier this month. Over the course of three years, Krollywood has recreated every stage of in an effort that spanned more than 1,400 hours GoldenEye 007, the classic N64 shooter (well, apart from the two bonus levels). It was an impressive feat: a modernized replica of a popular but hard-to-find old game. And it looked great too.
Continue reading: Here is GoldenEye 007 Made from scratch in Far Cry 5
You can find and play these levels by yourself by jumping into them Far Cry 5‘s Arcade mode and entering Krollywoods username. At this point in time you can no longer do that. Ubisoft removed them all Far Cry 5, a move, the Krollywood described as “really sad” and realizes that he probably won’t be able to restore her since he is “on her radar now”.
“I’m really sad – not because of myself or the work I’ve done over the past three years, [but] because of the players who want to play or have bought it Far cry just to play my levels, ”said Krollywood Kotaku today by email.
When asked for a comment, a representative from Ubisoft stepped on the statement:
Ubisoft did not immediately respond to follow-up inquiries as to whether the named rights holder is MGM, which controls the license for the original license GoldenEye 007
The rights around the GoldenEye 007 Spiel has been stuck in the swamp for decades. As is well known, Rare, the developer of the original game, was planning a remake for the Xbox 360. That was canceled in 2008. (Years later, Xbox boss Phil Spencer chalked the cancellation of the legal issues is “challenging.”) The remake from the can appeared again as a full 4K60 longplay about a leak in January of this year, with a playable version that made the rounds online shortly afterwards. A Kotaku report Conclusion: it was fun.
Players just want a touch of nostalgia, and MGM has a track record of smashing the plates before they’re even brought to the table. (Recall GoldenEye 25, the fan remake of GoldenEye 007 completely remade in Unreal 4, that was forgotten last year.) MGM has also failed to do anything with the license it is sitting on – for a game older than the Game Boy Color, by the way. At the end of the day, shooting this latest fan-made project out of the sky acts as punitive at best.
“In the beginning, I started this project just for myself and my best friend because we loved the original game so much,” said Krollywood. “But there are many Gold eye Fans out there … [The project] found a lot of new fans and I’m so happy about it. “