Exodus SDK Released

4A Games tweets that it has released the Exodus SDK, opening up Metro Exodus to modification. This page has the links to the download and documentation. The thrust of the EULA is: "you can’t use it for commercial purposes, share it behind a paywall, or sell anything you make with it." Here's more:
We’re thrilled to pull back the curtain and release Exodus SDK for you all to play with for free! To run it, you just need to have Metro Exodus (2019) or Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition installed on your machine. This isn’t just simple mod support – we’re giving you our full Editor as it was the day we released Metro Exodus, with the ability to create standalone content run from a basic executable. We’ve integrated Mod.io support, so it’s really easy to manage and share your content. If you also know visual script, our Visual Script Editor leaves the doors wide open with possibilities, so get creative! Along with some tutorial levels and as an example of a fully featured, shipped level, we’ve included a full unpacked Metro Exodus sandbox level for you to tear apart using our tools. Feel yourself a 4A Games team member – we’ve provided you with everything our Designers, Artists, and Animators have access to!
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11. OWNERSHIP

You hereby grant to Saber an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, sublicensable right and license under all applicable copyrights and intellectual property rights laws to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, perform, display, distribute and otherwise exploit and dispose of any Content you create using the SDK, in any way that Saber, or its respective designee(s), sees fit.

Nobody owns whatever they make with this tool. So something that becomes popular, like DOTA or Enderal, would be lawfully owned by publisher Saber. That seems very shady.

12. PROPRIETARY NOTICES AND ATTRIBUTION

You agree to place the following notices in the credits and startup splash screen for any content created using the SDK, (replacing xxxx with the current year):

“[content name] uses the Exodus SDK from 4A Games Limited. Exodus SDK © 2005-2022, 4A Games Limited. Developed by 4A Games®. 4A Games® is a registered trademark, and 4A Games Limited, Exodus SDK and their respective logos are trademarks of 4A Games Limited. Published by Deep Silver. Deep Silver is a division of PLAION GmbH, Austria. Deep Silver and Plaion are registered trademarks of PLAION GmbH. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.”

Free advertising for the win.

Saber may use your trademarks and logos used with any Content, as well as publicly released screen shots and video content from the Content, in connection with Saber’s marketing, advertisement, and promotion of the Games and the SDK in any and all media without restriction.

Free ownership! \o/

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Only 2 years, 11 after launch!
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