Pokémon Uranium Version, the popular fan-made game, has blown up over the past couple of days, with 1.5 million downloads already under its belt. Due to its rise in popularity, and the recent takedown of the Metroid II fan remake, it’s no surprise that the developers of Pokémon Uranium have been expecting takedown notices to come their way too. This is why the developers decided to preemptively remove all download links from the site. The developers of the game explained this action on their site, saying:
“After receiving more than 1,500,000 downloads of our game, we have been notified of multiple takedown notices from lawyers representing Nintendo of America. While we have not personally been contacted, it’s clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply.”
— Pokémon Uranium Team
They also went on to state their happiness at the reception of the project, as well as that they will continue to post news updates about the game on their official channels, and even update the game itself. Nintendo has been known to be strict when it comes to taking down fan-made games, but let’s just hope that someday in the future they will welcome these amazing fan games with open arms.
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Source: Pokémon Uranium Official Site