PC video games big Valve has put a halt to 2 fan initiatives based mostly on its IP.
As reported by GamesRadar, the corporate has issued a DMCA takedown request for Team Fortress: Source 2, a fan venture that introduced the favored multiplayer shooter to Valve’s new engine. The developer, Amper Software program, was doing so through Rust maker Facepunch’s S&field venture. Taking to Twitter, the studio stated that this was the “nail within the coffin” for Group Fortress: Supply 2.
“The TF2 property have been ported to Supply 2 with out permission and are being redistributed by Amper Software program in a recreation mode for Facepunch’s S@field,” Valve wrote in its DMCA discover to Amper.
“Facepunch has not licensed any Valve property for S@field. The unauthorized porting and redistributing of Valve’s property with no license violates Valve’s IP.”
In the meantime, one other fan venture – Portal 64 – can also be coming to an finish. Valve would not seem to have issued a DMCA takedown to the demake’s developer, James Lambert, but in a Patreon post he wrote that he had been in conversations with Valve. This seems to be associated to Lambert utilizing “proprietary libraries”, although it is not precisely clear what this implies.
Valve has traditionally been open to fan initiatives; some, comparable to Portal: Revolution and the Black Mesa Half-Life remake are even in the stores on Steam.