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Rockstar Games Reported to Kill Red Dead Redemption PC Fan Project

It took more than a year for the Rockstar Games to take the Red Dead Redemption 2 to PC. The predecessor of the game has done even worse. ‘Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project,’ a fan project which was supposed to change what happened game’s predecessor did, but Polygon reported over the weekend that Take-Two Interactive, the publisher, filed a legal complaint against the developers to avoid further work on the project.

It was in May 2010 when Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 initially released the Red Dead Redemption. Other than PlayStation Now game streaming platform bringing specific titles released for Sony platforms to PC and PlayStation 4, the said game has never been officially made available for anything but the said consoles. Relatively, ‘Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project” was the first-ever noteworthy attempt to take the title to PC.

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Developer’s Tweet on the Project’s Cancellation

The cancellation of the project, which was undertaken by Jonathan Wyckoff, a developer, was announced via Twitter. Wyckoff, according to Polygon, tweeted about the cancellation of the project on December 27, 2019. Relatively, a report from Torrent Freak indicated (and as earlier mentioned) that Take-Two Interactive “filed a case against Wyckoff a day after Christmas.” On his Twitter post, Wyckoff said, “Take Two fine you win. RDR1 project canceled.” The developer continued saying the publisher should have waited as he was going to contact them that week he tweeted. 

Also, on his Twitter account, Wyckoff said, Take-Two needed not to file for a lawsuit and that in spite of what the publisher thinks, it really killed what he called ‘modding.’ Furthermore, the developer said they were in talks with Take-Two. To this date, no further tweets about the issue were posted. Also, according to Wyckoff, he deleted his last tweet because he wanted to be as transparent in showing he wanted to fix the issue.

Red Dead Redemption 2‘s End Remains Unclear

It remains unclear if the talks are merely meant to end the legal complaint or if there is a possibility for Wyckoff “to assist with official efforts to bring Red Dead Redemption to PC.” In addition, there is a suspicion that it is the former since even thigh companies that hire hackers and modders are not without precedent; it is not the norm, too. Nevertheless, expectantly, this outlaw developer makes both the Rockstart Games and Take-Two realize that there is a demand there. 

Red Dead Redemption’s first installment, as earlier mentioned, was never officially brought to PC, but the said developer was said to change that with his Read Dead Redemption 2 project. Nevertheless, after supposedly ignoring the warnings of Take-Two cease-and-desist, the developer now needs to face a lawsuit for copyright infringement. The Red Dead Redemption of Take-Two is considered one of the best video games of all time, although an open-world masterpiece was said to have a considerable shortcoming. 

In relation to the suitcase, the lawyers of Take-Two alleged that the developer stated in public, his intent to distribute “unauthorized software files that would remarkably change Take-Two’s video games content” and this includes importing the “map of the Red Dead Redemption into Red Dead Redemption 2,” and permitting access to his better version of the Red Dead Redemption on PC. According to the company, it has already repeatedly asked Wyckoff to cease from doing so. 

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