GTA Mod Tool Program closes after receiving cease letter

  • GTA Mod Tool Program closes after receiving cease letter

GTA Mod Tool Program closes after receiving cease letter

According to PCGamer, Take-Two sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, essentially stopping them from distributing this tool. As much as it pains me to give this game a negative review we cannot just sit around and let them destroy single player modding.

OpenIV is a popular GTA V modding tool that offers numerous changes in the game like adding vehicles, weapons, etc.

Open IV, a hugely popular set of modding tools for Grand Theft Auto V, will no longer be distributed after the creator received a cease and desist notice from publisher Take-Two.

This comes from all of OpenIV's channels, with the lead developer GooD-NTS posting on GTAForums about the issue. The group behind this tool created it to work with a range of games including Grand Theft Auto V. In a blog post released by the team behind this tool, they explain their side of the story.

The Open IV tool is no longer available for download, and it won't be updated.

"Going to court will take at least few months of our time and huge amount of efforts, and, at best, we'll get absolutely nothing", continues the post. Some embrace the communities and see them correctly as a free boon to the popularity of their games, while others would rather maintain strict control of the gaming experience by resorting to legal muscle with modders.

So, we made a decision to agree with their claims and we're stopping distribution of OpenIV.

"Take-Two's actions were not specifically targeting single player mods".

We're not exactly sure what mods or issues Rockstar Games is referring to but PCGamer is actively pushing for more information from Rockstar Games. Killing that is basically shooting yourselves in the foot Take-Two.

Take-Two has killed off yet another high-profile Grand Theft Auto mod, and the community has responded with an uproar. A lot of them thought this happened just because Rockstar had planned to bring Red Dead Redemption to the PC before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2.

The news came as a surprise to GTA 5 mod fans, as GTA developer Rockstar has itself promoted OpenIV mods in the past.