Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Mod Has Been Taken Down By Take-Two

No pun intended. The project known as Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement was a fan-made mod which aimed to emulate and bring the orginal Red Dead Redemption over to PC. Many were excited, some were skeptical, however the developer himself had been reported to ignore various cease and desists from Take-Two. Up until recently, Take-Two Interactive has now decided to issue a copyright lawsuit towards the developer and demanded that the project be shut down.

Project developer DamnedDev didn’t say the exact reason why the project has been suspended, but confirmed in an email that Take-Two Interactive had ordered an end to development.

“Please note project halted,” was the last thing heard on Damned Enhancement announcement post. “Update video will be made and will explain. I’m not very happy. Please understand for the time being all will be explained.”

Some more information which the developer had said: “I can’t [say what happened] but you know who had a hand in this halt,” then wrote, “I rather not speak more as they warned me to be hush but cmon really people already gonna know if it gets shut down out of no where. Just gonna put it like that if you get the drift or not. But yeah usual corp greed thinks they can bully you.”

DamnedDev insisted that his project shouldn’t be “censored” because “this isn’t a port or a remaster or a re-release or whatever,” and then went on to say “the media” is largely to blame for the order to halt work because sites misrepresented the actual nature of the project.

“For legal purpose the project is a ‘Mod’. And will use [the] existing game with tweaked stuff and new textures and some updated models here and there,” they wrote. “But ‘Media’ caused this to begin with. They click-baited calling it something it isn’t for clicks and views.” (The Damned Enhancement Project announcement says the goal is to “remaster and optimize the game” on x64 Windows PC platforms, however.)

Despite the legal issues and setback, DamnedDev said that they’re now looking into legal options that will allow work on the Damned Enhancement mod to continue.

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