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Red Dead Redemption PC fan project shut down by Take-Two

Published: 17:13, 30 December 2019
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Take-Two Interactive have shut down a Red Dead Redemption fan project that aimed to bring the game to PC. The company filed a lawsuit against developer Johnathon Wyckoff who is the creator of the project.

Recently, Rockstar officially released Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC but the original title from 2010 sadly, only arrived to consoles. However, developer Johnathon Wyckoff decided to start a fan project named Red Dead Redemption Damned Enhancement Project which would enhance the game visually and also port it to the PC platform.

Unfortunately, this won't happen as Take-Two Interactive have shut down the project after filing a lawsuit against Wyckoff on 26 December 2019. On his Twitter profile, Wyckoff frustratingly tweeted that he is cancelling the project after the lawsuit.

"Take-Two fine you win. RDR1 project cancelled. Stop the lawsuit i have a damn life. You guys should had waited i was gonna contact you this week. Geez you don't need to sue. Despite what you think you guys really killed modding. Will do an announcement video today guys," he tweeted.

Take-Two's lawyers claim that Wyckoff publicly stated intent to distribute unauthorised software files that would change the content of the game, which includes importing the Red Dead Redemption map into Red Dead Redemption 2 and allowing players to access his version of the game on PC. Apparently, the company said they have "repeatedly" asked Wyckoff to stop with the project.

However, several screenshots from Twitter, Discord and other forums demonstrate Wyckoff's continued work on the port.

Wyckoff still claims that it's a modding project and not infringement but whatever the case is, Red Dead Redemption Damned Enhancement Project will never see the light of the day.

At the time of writing, Take-Two Interactive are yet to officially respond to the cancellation.

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