The lovingly crafted recreation of the Nintendo 64’s GoldenEye 007 in Far Cry 5 has been removed by Ubisoft, reportedly at the behest of James Bond rights-holder MGM. The news was confirmed by its creator, a YouTuber by the name of Krollywood, as well as Ubisoft itself, although there might still be a way that it eventually finds its way back online for download.
Krollywood spent over three years recreating the popular shooter using the level-building tools provided within Far Cry 5. The entire game is playable, with accurate level layouts and even a few familiar easter eggs thrown in for fans to enjoy again. Krollywood says he was contacted by Ubisoft to inform him that all the levels were being taken down following a copyright infringement claim by MGM (which was recently purchased by Amazon.)
Confirmed, MGM took down the GoldenEye maps from Far Cry 5.
I’ll update with how to play them on PC soon. pic.twitter.com/p8z5zTMuoA
— Graslu00 (@Graslu00) June 24, 2021
Ubisoft released its own statement (courtesy of Kotaku) regarding the removal of the levels but didn’t specifically name MGM as the reason.
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