CorePack has decided to cease operations due to fallout from the latest controversy involving the community. An administrator posted the news on the CorePacks forum.
CorePack shuts down
Administrator “Raven” said they decided to shut down because they have “had a bumpy ride over the years.” The administrator admitted that they made many mistakes, especially in the early days of operation, and those mistakes continue to come back to haunt them.
“We’re tired of apologizing all the time, even for the things that happened long before my time, to which I had no control over,” Raven wrote. “I guess the recent incident with NFS Heat put the final nail in the coffin, so we’ve decided to close the doors forever and say goodbye to everyone.”
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He went on to thank key staff members for their contributions to the CorePacks community.
Raven also emphasized that they ran the size out of their own pockets and received no income from it. The little money they did receive from donors went to pay for game accounts for offline activation. The income from Knight’s link protector went to renew seed-boxes. He wanted to emphasize that despite all the claims that they ran CorePacks for financial gain, they did not gain anything.
CorePack will remain online for another day or two to enable community members to get anything they want from it before it shuts down forever.
NFS Heat controversy
In the thread on the forum post about CorePack shutting down, a member explained that the main reason was related to the recent controversy over the P2P crack for Need for Speed: Heat that was released recently. There’s also a Reddit thread that explains the controversy further here.
A member of the CorePack team who is described as “currently almost non-active” released the Need for Speed: Heat crack. The crack that was released reportedly came from CODEX. In fact, it was an unfinished CODEX crack that wasn’t meant to be publicly released. The unfinished crack reveals all the exploits and loopholes used to crack Denuvo, which made the situation even worse for CODEX. It could be a while before there are any new Denuvo cracks because of the leak.