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Crytek Forces PC Modder To Remove Crysis Photo Mode Mods

Screenshot from Crysis Remastered depicting the player character holding a rocket launcher targeting some distant enemies.

The famous PC mod who created unofficial picture modes for many PC games, has had the rhetoric paused by cry Developer Crytek. Now, after threats of legal action from the German studio, the broker has Choose Remove Edits He created it for Crytek games from his Patreon page.

Read more: Crytek closes five studios after roughly a year

France Puma, a Dutch software engineer who makes image-positioning mods for a variety of computer games, and has recently turned his talents to creating such mods for Remastered versions of Crysis 2 And Crysis 3 on the computer. These tweaks allowed you to do what you would expect: position the camera, adjust various settings, and take stunning photos while masking on-screen items like the HUD. The result is basically a picture mode like those in games like Our last part 2 But it’s designed for a game that doesn’t actually include this feature.

Unfortunately, according to a few Puma tweets on January 13, including The one with a screenshot of the message From Crytek’s Director of Public Relations, the studio “does not allow modification of these games under the terms [the] EULA. Puma asked the studio for clarification on how the mods violated the game’s end user license agreement, and the “main problem” was said to be that the image mode mods were monetized.

Technically, any model of a Crysis Remastered Crytek’s Director of Public Relations told Puma, in a letter he said Share it on his Patreon.

“I received a response mainly related to the following: ‘Any modification that is in violation of the End User License Agreement, remove it,'” Puma wrote on Twitter.

When reached for comment, Puma said Kotaku Emailed that he was shocked by the developer’s response. puma – who has Edit the built-in picture mode for games Like A Plague Tale: InnocenceAnd Devil May Cry 5And NieR Replicant Version 1.22474487139, et al – said that he not only made money from these specific mods, but also received positive feedback from other developers for the work he’s done creating such great tools.

“I was shocked to get a message like this, including legal threats to gadgets adding light and camera tools to the game, as I have only received positive feedback from game developers/studios so far,” said Puma. “My gadgets add stereotypes to games that don’t have them, so games are opened up to a wide range of virtual photographers and video makers who post game screenshots and videos to social media/Flickr, it’s basically a way of free advertising for games.

“After careful consideration, I decided to remove the tools of Crysis 2/3 Paraphrased, because the alternative: fighting them to the bitter end didn’t have a winning end result for me: if I were to win that fight, the end result would be that people would keep posting screenshots and videos, created with from their games on social media and YouTube and Flickr. Removing it will also remove this feature for their games.”

We’ve reached out to Crytek for comment and will update if we hear back.

Crytek Community Manager Reddit took to apologize To everyone, including Puma, on how the “initial message led to a misunderstanding”. The studio also said it appreciates the support it is receiving from the community and admitted it “should have approached the situation differently”.

Read more: Crytek employees say they’re not getting paid – again

While Crytek hasn’t been making headlines lately, the developer has been making controversy over allegations of Non-payment of employee salaries, suddenly Close five of its studios, And prosecution Star Citizen Developer Cloud Imperium Games for breach of contract and copyright infringement. The studio finally released a file Trilogy Crysis In October, a remastered package of all three first-person shooters Somehow it looks better than before.

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