Following the information this week on the lawsuit over what looked like pretty clear plagiarism on Capcom’s part, it is again to enterprise as normal in online game copyright land. Following a DMCA takedown request from Warner Bros legal professionals, Mod DB has removed the Whole Conflict: Attila whole conversion mod, Whole Conflict: Rise of Mordor from their web site (thanks, Game Watcher).
It isn’t all unhealthy information, nonetheless, as Warner Bros took challenge with the identify relatively than mod content material itself, so it is only a case of renaming the mod to one thing much less copyright-strike-triggering then posting it again on-line.
Being a mod, Rise of Mordor isn’t a business product, and there are tons of Lord of the Rings mods on the market that have not suffered the identical destiny, so it is odd that Warner Bros picked out this explicit one. Is it simply copyright legal professionals flexing their muscle groups or, extra tantalisingly, did this mod identify occur to conflict with the identify of a possible upcoming Center-Earth sport? Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of Conflict, Rise of Mordor: It type of suits…
Because the current Take-Two crackdown on the GTA modding community confirmed, sport publishers and rights-holders are likely to crack down on mods within the build-up to asserting a brand new title.
The mod itself seems to be very promising. Its aim is to create a full Center Earth marketing campaign full with 19 playable factions, mannequin designs based mostly on these from WETA Workshop (who labored on motion pictures), and customized items and settlements. We first covered it back in 2018 when it hit alpha, however it’s come a good distance since then.
YouTuber TheTerminator does a complete breakdown of final month’s replace on this video:
It’s a must to query the Warner Bros authorized crew’s Googling talents too, as a result of though Rise of Mordor is quickly unavailable on Mod DB, you really don’t have to look that far in the event you want to obtain it proper now.