“There is a limit to how far projects such as these can go.”
Support for a Pokémon fan project, Pokémon Uranium, has ceased.
After nine years in development, the fan-made RPG has more than 100 original Pokémon, complete with a new region and a new Uranium type.
While download links were removed from the website following takedown notices filed against the team’s website host shortly after launch, online support for those who’d managed to download the game continued by way of updates and patches.
According to an update today, however, all support has now stopped.
“Unfortunately, as Pokemon Uranium is a fan game, there is a limit to how far projects such as these can go,” reads a statement on Twitter. “We are therefore ceasing development on this project. As such, we, the creators of the game, will no longer be offering game downloads, updates, online services, or support for Pokemon Uranium.
“We’re immensely flattered and overwhelmed by the response that this game has received – but now is the time for us to move on to future efforts. We hope that all of you will continue to be passionate about Pokemon, and join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary with joy and love.”
The Pokemon Company has recently released a new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon, detailing a few of the games’ new features, as well as a couple of version-exclusive Pokemon. Pokemon Sun and Moon will release for Nintendo 3DS on November 18, 2016.