PC/Mobile Doom Fan Remake got DMCAed

cm2

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Just read from Gamesindustry biz on the takedown:

Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media has demanded the shutdown of a fan's modern remake of the original Doom.

ModDB user Vasyan777 was rebuilding the classic FPS with more modern technology and graphics under the title Doom Remake 4, but has recently scrapped the project after receiving a legal warning from the publisher.

In the letter shared online, the company says: "Notwithstanding your affection and enthusiasm for the Doom franchise and the original Doom game, we must object to any unlicensed use of ZeniMax Media Inc property."

It warns that Vasyan's use of the Doom IP on their website and social media pages age "without our authorization and is infringing."

"I've talked to legal console, and they stated that there would be a high chance of us winning the argument, since this is a mod, but the legal fight would take most likely a year(s) and cost around 100k," Vasyan wrote.
 

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Now that is just mean and nasty. I wonder if Vasyan would be interested in crowd funding so that they can fight back.
 
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