The game’s Arcade mode had some impressive work created by a modder (which we previously discussed), but the French publisher had to step in.
GoldenEye 007 is a true classic on the Nintendo 64. Thus, no wonder someone remade the whole game in Far Cry 5‘s sandbox mode called Arcade mode. However, Ubisoft wiped the whole thing off the table in one swoop because MGM, the rights holders of James Bond, requested them to do so… (And the interesting part here is that MGM’s sale is currently pending to Amazon, who put up a multi-billion dollar offer on the table a month ago!)
Krollywood’s YouTube channel has a lot of footage showcasing his Far Cry 5 Arcade work. „Ubisoft send me a mail because they got one from MGM. It’s really sad but my work isn’t deleted because I saved my levels on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, on the PlayStation Plus cloud and USB stick. I don’t know if there is a legal way to upload them again, because I’m on their radar now, I think,” he said.
In an email statement to Kotaku, he added: „I’m really sad—not because of myself or the work I put in the last three years, but because of the players who wanna play it or bought Far Cry just to play my levels.” The problem here is that he did not use any assets from GoldenEye 007!
This is how you kill creativity. What a shame.