Super Smash Bros. mod "Project M" stops development

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Development on the popular Super Smash Bros. mod Project M has come to a screeching halt today, as the Project M team has officially announced that they will stop working on any further updates. The link for the files used to patch Super Smash Bros. Brawl in order to play the mod have also been removed from their site.

We realize that this will come as a shock to many of our fans. Please, forgive us. Again, it’s been an excruciating call to make, but it’s been made a bit easier by our satisfaction with the previous and final release, v3.6. We’ve spent six years polishing Project M, and rather than let it drag on through another several years of dwindling development and change-fatigue in the competitive circle, we’re going to consider our work complete.

They go on to say that they have other, new projects that they will be focusing on in the future.

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several people have pointed this out but I find this rather suspicious.
  • this happened suddenly, no warning(?)
  • official download links removed
  • only contact on the site is to a lawyer
they say they didn't get a C&D or legal threat, but how do I know that's true?

if anyone can clarify these, please do.
 

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While it may happened, why would they get a C/D now?
It could have been Nintendo wavering on whether or not to shut down Project M, or it could be that since the people that worked on Project M plan on making their own game now, they want to remove and steer clear of Project M entirely, since it's in a bit of a legal gray area.
 

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It's sad to see development come to such an abrupt and out-of-nowhere halt, especially with new content being worked on. But in the end it's their mod, their project, their decision. At the very least we can say that they've given us a great mod, and the 3.6 release is extremely stable. PM shall keep living on, download links are popping up all over. It's still a blast to play, just because development has stopped doesn't change that.
 
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It could have been Nintendo wavering on whether or not to shut down Project M, or it could be that since the people that worked on Project M plan on making their own game now, they want to remove and steer clear of Project M entirely, since it's in a bit of a legal gray area.

Or maybe Nintendo is planning to release Gamecube games as Virtual Console on the Wii U and the first game they wanna release is Melee? :huh:
Dunno, just speculating. :rolleyes:

Also, heh, too bad this mod got stopped or what. I've never used it, 'cause all the mods I have for Brawl are for the vanilla version, but it was
still and interesting project...
And, well, it also gave us this, so... G'bye, Project M, you will be missed.
 

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It could have been Nintendo wavering on whether or not to shut down Project M, or it could be that since the people that worked on Project M plan on making their own game now, they want to remove and steer clear of Project M entirely, since it's in a bit of a legal gray area.
I guess it could have been other companies as well. I didn't know that they were working on their own game.


Based on what i read and saw earlier this was the reason, no idea if it is true though. Either this or a C&D.

http://imgur.com/fyBFPj2

If you look hard enough you will know where to go to still find both versions of project m 3.6.
Sad that this happened.

While that isn't real, would be amazing if it was true.
 

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Once something becomes available online it becomes near impossible to completely remove it, which is why I'm grateful its re uploaded to several other sources. I would of assumed that they wanted to put a stop to their work because of real life obligations and responsibilities taking up their time and maybe they wanted to pursue other projects as they stated. With the removal of their mod it makes things a lot more suspicious and raises belief they were under legal trouble and they are under a confidentiality agreement to not speak of this again or share any of their work. I dont know why that would be worth hiding from the public but maybe if we knew the truth there would be outrage from fans which would hurt Nintendo's image.

This is all just assumptions, the world may never know.
 
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All i can say is. Good, i grew to hate project m. They pretty much just removed tripping but made a bunch of stupid changes to alot of characters making them not fun to play unless they were tourney pupular.
 
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