Recently, a fan-made edit of what Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would look like remade on Unreal Engine 4 made the rounds.
The team behind the “remake”, ArcadiaSquad, used various assets for Rockstar’s ground-breaking 2004 title.
The “upgrade” was visually impressive, as you’d imahine.
However, Take-Two has since gotten involved and forcibly removed the video – and any trace of ArcadiaSquad. As such, the original has been scrubbed from the internet. A cheeky little search can yield positive results, but it’s unlikely the video will stay up too long.
A search for Arcadia, however, will result in limited results at best. Patreon and Facebook note the team’s pages have been removed. Meanwhile, the Arcadia YouTube channel yields a page with no content whatsoever.
It’s another case of IP/copyright-claims, unfortunately. Whilst it was a pretty impressive project, it would only have been a matter of time before the inevitable happened. RIP, ArcadiaSquad. Your work shall be missed.
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