Zenimax has acquired Arkane Studios

Following the news that Zenimax had acquired Arkane Studios, we were a little nervous that they would not allow us to continue with our End Of Sun project, despite having previously received permission from Arkane Studios themselves.

Much relief today arrived in the form of an email:

Hi

I spoke with some folks from Arkane and they said that they loved the mod and that you knew not to sell it for profit.

The policy we have at ZeniMax is that you’re not allowed to use assets from one game within another game (even if they’re both games we released). Talking to someone at Arkane, they said you weren’t using the original assets from the games, but rather it was inspired from Arx Fatalis. Doing something like that is fine.

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

Thanks

Matt Grandstaff
Senior Community Manager
Bethesda Softworks

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