Chrono Fan Game: Crimson Echoes 98% Complete Leaked
Just two weeks ago we’ve reported Squre-Enix sending the fans and developers of Crimson Echoes a C&D letter to halt development of the game for infringement of copyrights. Good news for fans as the game has been released leaked out earlier today. Square-Enix isn’t going to be too happy about this but at least the fans are.
The creators may get in a whole lot of trouble for this but whether this was intentionally their doing or not, I do hope the outcome will be a minimal. It’s not like none of Square-Enix’s games, videos or screenshots was leaked before the official release date.
Crimson Echoes can be downloaded at various places all over the net such as torrents and megaupload. It requires a SNES emulator such as SNES9X. 35 hours of gameplay and years of development is quite an awesome job from the creators, hate to see it go to waste.
In my opinion, Square-Enix should honestly consider purchasing the game off the CE team or allow them to finish it and retain the publishing rights. Perhaps even allow the team to earn some cash for their hardwork and efforts. Considering the fact that Crimson Echoes was to be released for free anyhow, they deserve to get some credit for their work. All parties would win, Square-Enix make some cash and build a bigger happier fanbase, developers gets to finish their hardwork and earn some cash, fans gets the game they’ve waited years for.
UPDATE: After some playtime and testing, it is NOT the 98% beta version that is out but more of an alpha version and confirmed by the experts at http://www.chronocompendium.com.