The Pokémon Company Shuts Down Minecraft Pixelmon Mod

Jul
14

The Pokémon Company Shuts Down Minecraft Pixelmon Mod

The fan-made Pokemon mod for Minecraft has been shutdown. Pixelmon, a mod that combined to juggernaut gaming franchises, allowed PC Minecraft players to catch and train Pokémon. The mod featured hundreds of Pokémon, spanning six generations. The Pixelmon development team has put an end to the mod at the request of The Pokémon Company. Here is the dev team’s statement from Pixelmon‘s official forum:

It’s Been a Gréat Ride

With much sadness, but keeping all our fond memories, we must announce that Pixelmon is ending its development. We have had a great time making this mod and creating such a wonderful community but after a request from the Pokémon company we will be shutting our doors. I’m sorry for the disappointment this will cause but let’s remember all the great times we had playing Pixelmon, discussing Pokémon, making awesome things inside this mod and everything else that we’ve done.

All good things come to an end eventually and now is our time. However there are always more things to do, to be a part of and to enjoy. Keep going out there to find fun projects to be a part of and other great things to invest your time and enthusiasm into.

Farewell,
The Pixelmon Team

About Josh Gilbert

Josh is the Co-founder and a Senior Writer for Controller Crusade, and loves all things related to video games. He is a retro games collector trying to recapture his childhood one game at a time, and he also has a major dude crush on Nathan Drake. You can contact him via email at jgilbert@controllercrusade.com or on Twitter @joshgilbert11.

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