More stolen Elden Ring assets could be circulating on the Unreal Engine marketplace.
Since the unprecedented success of Elden Ring upon its release early last year, we’ve seen copies as infamous and blatant as Eilon Ring, a mobile game that completely shot FromSoftware’s game. In that case it was obvious that it was a fraud, but recently the controversy has centered around Black Faith: Forsaken, a Souls-style game that has been accused of copying Elden Ring assets.
In the video game industry there is rarely a game that has not been inspired by so many other games to build its visual proposal, its history, its gameplay, etc. Although one thing is inspiration and another directly copy game contentwhich could be the constitution of a crime.
Assets stolen from Elen Ring in Unreal Engine
Since its premiere on March 10, many users have pointed out the similarity of the animations of this Black Faith: Forsaken with those of Elden Ring, even suggesting that its developers they could have stolen it from FromSoftware game. The controversy has reached such a dimension that the studio responsible for the game, Archangel Studios, came out in its defense, assuring that it had bought those assets legally through the Unreal Engine Marketplace, although it has finally decided to remove them from the game for not being able to ensure their security. reliability.
As promised here is an update on the animation asset issue. We have heard back from the escalation team at Epic which was as follows:
Pursuant to the Marketplace Distribution Agreement, each Marketplace seller represents and warrants to Epic that they have
— Bleak Faith (@bleak_faith) March 13, 2023
The thing is that when contacting Epic, the company assured that it does not have the capacity to verify whether or not each seller has the rights to all assets that is in the store, and would have already been removed from the Unreal Engine Marketplace as well. Meanwhile, the team behind the game claims to have acted in good faith and that this will serve as a lesson to them and other independent developers to do not trust third-party assets.
Archangel Studios also claims to be already working on a solution for the new animations of Black Faith: Forsaken, which is available for consoles PS4, Xbox One and PC. Elden Ring, for its part, prepares the launch of its first great DLC.