Tripwire Interactive, the developer behind Killing Floor 2, has become one of the first developers to take a stance against Valve’s paid modding announcement.
TI recently updated its End User License Agreement for Killing Floor 2, outlining a couple of changes related to paid modding and cheating.
Firstly, speaking about Killing Floor 2 modding in the light of the recent events, TI has warned modders not to charge anything for the mods related to KF2:
“Your Mods must be distributed for free, period. Neither you, nor any other person or party, may sell them to anyone, commercially exploit them in any way, or charge anyone for receiving or using them without prior written consent from Tripwire Interactive.”
Another notable change in the End User License Agreement is related to cheating and harassment in KF2. TI has asserted that anyone caught cheating or provoking other players with harassment will be banned without any prior notice:
“If we find you are a Cheater or Abusive, we will revoke your CD key and ban you from the KF2 servers and tell your mom! Your license will automatically terminate, without notice, and you will have no right to play KF2 or any KF2 Mods against other players or make any other use of KF2. End of story.”
On the other side of the picture, Bethesda Interactive has become the first developer to allow charging for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods.
Killing Floor 2 is currently available via Steam Early Access and will launch on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One later this year.