GTA5 publisher Take-Two allegedly sent private investigators to a modder's house

  • GTA5 publisher Take-Two allegedly sent private investigators to a modder's house

GTA5 publisher Take-Two allegedly sent private investigators to a modder's house

Two Grand Theft Auto Online mods were shut down by Take-Two this week, and both groups of modders claim private investigators visited them in person. Blues compiles the data from a couple of different sources, noting that Take-Two Interactive has practically demanded that the alternative multiplayer mods for GTA V shut down.

"However, they "have tested their legal standing already and are quite certain of their point" and 'aren't willing to accept any solution other than ceasing my activities", he explained further. Allegedly, this has led to Rockstar sending two PIs the modder's home, demanding that development on FiveM should stop.

Indeed, one popular mod creator has even claimed that the publisher has sent a pair of private investigators to his door.

The Take Two representative also stated that the company couldn't disclose any ongoing discussions it was having with other modders though we do know that it has also gone after the creators of GTA: Multiplayer, which offered a similar service.

Meanwhile, as Cinema Blend reports, the GTA-MP developers have been more philosophical about the situation following threats of a lawsuit from Take-Two.

Grand Theft Auto 5 has always been a haven of impressive modding, with a few of the most impressive and creative examples of fan-made content being made available in the game. At the time, Rockstar Games said that the FiveM mod was an "unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code created to facilitate piracy". The creators of GTA: MP mod has also been forced to cease development on their mod, after conversations with Take-Two Interactive. "As developers we respect the rights of others, if they do not want that we modify their product, no matter if for good or not, we must respect that".

The FiveM mod drew the ire of GTA V developer Rockstar Games earlier this year. According to recent reports, however, publisher Take-Two Interactive does not share the same enthusiasm for modded content as the community itself.

"We have never endorsed piracy, in fact, we encouraged the buying of the game and never touched Rockstar Social Club as other modifications did or still do". "We were close to a release, but, unfortunately, we were not able to make it".

The largest contributors to net revenue in the fiscal second quarter 2016 were National Basketball Association 2K16, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online, National Basketball Association 2K15, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. It has proven popular with a small subset of GTA V players, who value the access to dedicated servers that are separate from the centralised, semi-persistent competitive/co-operative space of "GTA Online".

It's worth pointing out GTA Online has microtransactions, which may have been the motivating factor behind shutting down the mod which still required players to have a paid-for copy of the game.