Automobilista receives a copyright claim on Steam

Automobilista receives a copyright claim on Steam

Reiza Studios’ latest title Automobilista has been temporarily removed from from Steam in Tuesday night, following a copyright infrigement claim.

Read Reiza Studios’ statement:

The Steam store page for Automobilista has been taken down due to a copyright infringement claim which had been submitted to Valve.

As is known, Automobilista packages a variety of officially licensed cars & brands alongside fictionalized, originally created content. The claim in question does not make any specific reference to content present in Automobilista supposedly in infringement of the party´s copyright – until it does, our belief is that it has no merit.

We have already taken the appropriate measures to resolve the issue ASAP, but in accordance to Valve´s policy, the process may take a few days to be completed.

In the meantime time we will continue to progress with the development of Automobilista, and intend to release another Early Access update shortly. The game is available for purchase as part of our Membership packages from our forum store.

Please understand that until the matter is fully resolved, we may not be able to discuss it.

Some rumours have surfaced suggesting that FOM (Formula One Management) is behind the claim, as they have been actively trying to shut down quite a few F1 mods. However at this point everything is speculation.

As Renato Simioni states, the game is still available for purchase via Reiza and everyone who had already bought the game shouldn’t experience any problems as it is still playable both offline and online.