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After eight years of development, Sega requested Bomber Games to remove their Streets of Rage remake last week. Sega released a statement yesterday explaining why they had the game taken down.
Sega is committed to supporting any fans that take an interest in our games, and where possible we do so by involving them in beta tests and other development, marketing or research opportunities. However, we need to protect our intellectual property rights and this may result in us requesting that our fans remove online imagery, videos or games in some instances.”
Do you think that Sega’s decision might dissuade other independent developers such as the teams behind Sonic 2 HD and the Segagaga English patch?
[Source: Digital Trends]
It’s not often you get to review an eight-years-in-the-making remake to one of the all-time greatest Genesis franchises. It’s even less often that an eight-year project is taken down by the copyright holders days after release. Unfortunately that appears to be exactly what has happened, but at the very least there are still download links floating around to play it if you enjoy swimming through the legally grey areas of gaming sub-culture. I can’t say whether you should or shouldn’t do this, or whether it was right or wrong of Sega to defend their IP from fan-works. All I can tell you is that it’s really pretty damn good.