The dungeon-crawling PvPvE recreation Darkish and Darker has been delisted from Steam after developer Ironmace was served with a stop and desist order and subsequent DMCA takedown.
As reported by Eurogamer, it seems Darkish and Darker’s developer, Ironmace, could also be in scorching water as gamers lately observed a number of the recreation’s options abruptly stopped working, similar to PvP and on-line co-op, adopted by parts of its Steam web page being scrubbed in a single day together with all trailers, screenshots, and retailer description.
An official assertion was posted on the Darkish and Darker Discord (by the use of Reddit) stating, “To all our followers, we’ve lately been served a stop and desist letter and DMCA takedown by Nexon relating to Darkish and Darker primarily based on distorted claims.”
“We’re at the moment working with our authorized crew to treatment this concern in the most effective method potential. Because of the delicate authorized nature of this concern we should be cautious with our statements in order to not jeopardize our place,” the Discord publish learn. “We ask on your understanding as we work to get the sport again up as shortly as potential. Please know that we are going to do all that’s potential for our followers. Thanks!”
Earlier this month, Ironmace had its workplaces searched by Korean officers on hypothesis that it may be in posession of stolen code and property as almost half of Ironmace’s 20-person crew is made up of former Nexon workers. Though, Ironmace’s official assertion relating to the matter was that the search was a “fast course of” and “nothing was discovered.”
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As for now, the way forward for Darkish and Darker is unsure. Presently, there is no hint of the sport’s web page on Steam, as trying to find it’s going to carry you to the Steam residence web page. Nevertheless, its group message board nonetheless seems to be lively, with many followers confused by the sudden delisting.
Darkish and Darker was scheduled to have one other public playtest interval run from April 14, 2023 to April 19, 2023, however as of now, it seems that won’t occur.
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