You may have seen recently how one dedicated GoldenEye 007 fan had recreated all 18 levels from the Nintendo 64 classic within Far Cry 5’s reasonably powerful map editor. The results were impressive, and were available for everyone to enjoy in the PlayStation 4 first-person shooter – past-tense, of course, because James Bond rights holder MGM has ordered Ubisoft to remove them.
Krollywood, who invested thousands of hours perfectly recreating the iconic stages, posted the full cease and desist letter that Ubisoft received: “It has been brought to my attention that your company currently hosts a remake of the 18 levels of the GoldenEye 007 video game crafted by Krollywood in the Far Cry 5 Arcade Mode. Exploiting our Bond Properties whether by you directly, or by a third party user, is unequivocally not admissible nor protected.” It goes on to request immediate removal.
Obviously, we understand the legalities at play here, but seeing as GoldenEye 007 is over 20 years old and currently has no other viable means of enjoying it on modern consoles, we feel like MGM could have let this one go. Alas.