Pokémon Uranium, an unofficial Pokémon project created by a team of fans, has officially ceased development.
The game was in development for nearly a decade, and was officially released last month. Shortly after its release, however, the creators pulled the game down after a number of sites that were hosting the game received takedown notices from Nintendo. Updates were still being issued for the game, however, for those who grabbed it in time. Today the Pokémon Uranium team took it a step further and announced it would totally be ceasing development on the game.
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
In a tweet announcing its intentions, the team wrote the following:
Unfortunately, as Pokémon 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 this game, will no longer be offering game downloads, updates, online services or support from Pokémon Uranium.
Earlier this year, a comparable fan project that remade Metroid II also had to stop distributing downloads shortly after launch. You can read more about that game here.
This is not an unexepected fate for Pokémon Uranium. But hopefully, even though we’re no longer able to play it, it can serve as good resume fodder for those that came together to create the project.