The case went to court.
Red Dead Redemption (RDR1) is considered one of the best video games, but the production had one drawback – it was only available on consoles. Only Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) hit the PC, but many players would like to play in "one" remaster.
The plan was not only to transfer the game to the PC, but fans also intended to improve the title thanks to better graphics and additional functions. The company, which owns the copyright to Red Dead Redemption, accuses the head of the project of unauthorized distribution of software that would radically change the content of Take-Two video games.
The abovementioned unauthorized changes include, but are not limited to, the import of the entire Red Dead Redemption 2010 map to Red Dead Redemption II 2018.
Take-Two claims that Wyckoff was "repeatedly" asked to cease operations and resign from the project. Due to disagreement, the studio was forced to take legal action. The lawsuit was filed with a New York court on December 26, mentioning fashion designer Johnathan Wyckoff and ten anonymous co-accused. The lawsuit challenges Wyckoff's claims that he is only a "hobbyist", stressing that while working on the modem he was actively looking for donations through the Patreon and Streamlabs platforms.
In response to the lawsuit, Wyckoff updated the project thread to GTAForumsinforming that the project has been canceled. The game developer believes that the fan project has caused at least $ 500,000 in damage.