It looks like we’re going to finally see some litigious action in regard to the the mod that was aiming to update Red Dead Redemption and bring the original game to the PC.
I reported on the issues faced by the modder, GamingDamned earlier in the year, but now it looks like the situation has escalated, with Take Two filing an official copyright suit to kill any possibility of the mod ever surfacing again.
Initially created to improve the graphical performance on the original Red Dead Redemption on consoles and then to bring the game to a PC audience, Take Two have argued that the mod would cause them to lose revenue if the company ever decided to sell the original Red Dead Redemption content as an add-on for Red Dead Redemption 2 at a later date.
It’s important to remember, however, that the company has never stated they have any intention to do this.
Having apparently spoken to the parties involved multiple times, Take Two have now decided to take legal action, arguing that donations received by the modder from fans can be classified as ‘payment’.
It’s a difficult issue to pick apart, but Take Two is somewhat of a legend when it comes to persecuting fans and modders, with the company often seen taking action (to a somewhat unethical level) in the past.
You can read much more about the latest development in a great article here by Andy for TorrentFreak.
What do you think about the issue?