Bethesda have slowly turned into some kind of ravaging monstrosity. I just don’t know what’s going on at Zenimax. I get intellectual property rights and all, but it still just leaves a bad taste with Bethesda’s other shady practices over the last few months.
I’m not advocating that it’s ok to steal another companies code or anything. But seriously – Bethesda could have instead claimed royalties, or reach a settlement agreement, and still allowed the game to go ahead. They didn’t have to do the draconian thing and shut it down completely, especially after people had bought the game. They don’t think about the gamers. Sometimes there’s much more going on than just corporate profits, the goodwill of gamers also means something, and right now Bethesda are burning through that goodwill.