Pokémon Uranium is one of the most impressive fan-made games ever created, and, after being taken down, development and support for the game have also ended.
We will no longer be providing updates or support for Pokémon Uranium.
Thank you all for playing. pic.twitter.com/tumjOEMVDe
— Pokémon Uranium (@PokemonUranium) September 21, 2016
Announced via a tweet by the game’s Twitter profile, the team said:
Unfortunately, as Pokemon Uranium is a Fan Game, there is a limit to how far projects such as these can go. 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.
To play Devil’s Advocate, yes, Pokémon Uranium violates numerous copyright laws, and legally should not be made available to the public.
However, the game also garnered such massive interest towards Pokémon (not that it needs it), that it could be seen as totally free advertising for the Pokémon Company.
I didn’t get a chance to play the game, but I have seen numerous gameplay videos and livestreams, and it looks incredibly made. Hats off to the development team.