There is a little thing called optics, and it is causing all sorts of headaches for a Montreal video game developer.
Diego Liatis ran into trouble with the city’s public transit agency, which threatened him with a $50,000 fine for designing a level for a first-person shooter game in the likeness of a Montreal subway station.
CBC News reports that the Société de transport de Montreal (STM) issued a cease and desist letter after Liatis approached them about building a replica of the Berri-UQÀM station for the video game.
Liatis created the map of the for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, an online combat game in which players join two teams — terrorists and counter-terrorists — and do battle in various locations.
The game allows users to create custom levels, which often results in the use of actual maps. As Popular Science points out, a map of a Budapest subway station already exists.
Still, that has not eased theRead More »from Montreal transit upset subway station used in violent video game