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For the past three years, Far Cry mapmaker Krollywood has been meticulously remaking N64's classic GoldenEye within Far Cry 5 & # 39; s Arcade. This week, however, Ubisoft released those years of work, removing all of its levels from the game at the alleged request of James Bond licensee MGM.
Scrolling through Krollywood’s YouTube channel, you’ll find images of almost the entire seminal FPS remade in Far Cry 5: Fully Complete Player Missions ranging from the iconic dam to the vertigo-inducing cradle. Awesome stuff, enough to catch the attention of outlets like IGN i Kotaku earlier this month.
Unfortunately, this attention also placed Krollywood's work in Ubisoft's sights. Yesterday, a GoldenEye YouTuber noticed that the maps had them disappeared from the Far Cry Arcade, later updated with mapper confirmation that MGM had asked Ubisoft to withdraw its work.
“Ubisoft sent me an email because they received one from MGM,” Krollywood said. "It's really sad, but my work hasn't been deleted because I've saved my levels to PS4 / 5, PS + Cloud and USB Stick. I don't know if there's a legal way to re-upload them because I'm on his radar now, I think. "
In an email statement to Kotaku, he added: "I'm very sad, not for myself or for the work I've done in the last three years, but for players who want to play it or bought Far Cry just to play my levels."
Although obviously inspired by GoldenEye 007, the Krollywood level didn’t use any original game content [using Far Cry’s resources and art code] and was never sold for money. Undoubtedly, the mapper did not take advantage of the work of another in the way that would normally cause a DMCA strike. Independently, Ubisoft told Kotaku that the matter "is currently with the map creator and rights holder and we have nothing more to share at this time."