After nine years of work on Pokémon Uranium, the fans who made it have removed all download links for the game from their website, saying they want to respect Nintendo’s wishes that the game no longer be distributed, despite the fact that it’s already been downloaded 1.5 million times.
Although the developers say they themselves haven’t received any cease & desist letters from Nintendo’s lawyers yet in a recent tweet from their official twitter, they’ve “been notified of multiple takedown notices” and don’t want to take any risks. “While we have not personally been contacted, it’s clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply,” they said in a statement on their twitter account.
They will still be providing updates on their website and more content on their youtube!
Here’s the full statement:
Many of you have questions regarding where to download Pokémon Uranium. Please read our official statement. pic.twitter.com/XLB1hPoRoM
— Pokémon Uranium (@PokemonUranium) August 13, 2016
Considering they’ve worked on this game for 9 years just to pull it like that seems pretty weird, however i’m sure plenty of people will have their way of getting the game via google. The game has hit 1.5 Million downloads and is worth a try if you can find a copy!
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