The Case Of Nexuiz
The FREE GPLed Arena FPS game Nexuiz from Alientrap has going trough some major changes …and it doesn’t seems good.
The founder of the Nexuiz project with many of it’s major contributors agreed to “sell” their domain and GPLed sources to IllFonic, LLC.
While the GPLed Nexuiz will remain free the “New” Nexuiz (which is developed for the consoles) will be closed source.
Independent developer and publisher, IllFonic, announced today its plans to launch the futuristic arena first-person shooter Nexuiz across downloadable console platforms in 2010. Originally developed by Alientrap Software as a free open source shooter in 2005 for the PC, Nexuiz has been downloaded by over 4 million unique users. IllFonic's remake of Nexuiz for console gamers features a new Victorian influenced art style that is simultaneously futuristic and sophisticated.
IllFonic is not only introducing Nexuiz to an entirely new set of gamers, but also completely updating the graphics for the next generation while staying true to the gameplay refined over the years through open source development", said Lee Vermeulen owner of Alientrap Software and creator of Nexuiz.