Crytek Asks Modder to Remove Photo Mode From Crysis Masters

Crytek is under fire for shutting down photo mode modes in Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered PC. Crytek sent Frans Bouma a cease-and-desist letter. He requested that Bouma remove these photo tools “within seven days.”

Crytek released the letter via Tweet and stated to Bouma that mods like this are not allowed under the terms of their EULA. They also said they don’t offer any additional license agreements for modding any Crysis Remastered Trilogy.

Crytek Asks Modder to Remove Photo Mode From Crysis Masters

Bouma followed up on this in a Twitter post. Bouma confirmed that Crytek had since responded to his initial reply, writing:

We are asking you to remove the paywall as the main problem with the software. We appreciate your support and hope that you will understand. However, we must balance this with the protection of our copyright. Any mod to a Crysis Remastered video game would be a violation of the EULA. This is why I am writing this message.

These tools have been removed from public circulation by Bouma. Crytek did not respond to our request for comment. However, Crytek’s community manager posted this statement on /Crysis.

Hello everyone. We regret that the initial message caused a miscommunication and have since apologized to the modder. We are grateful for all the support from the community. However, we must also ensure that our copyright is protected. This can be difficult to balance and we could have done things differently in the end.

We will keep you updated with any further developments.

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