On 24 June, the GTA V modding tool Open IV reappeared following the cease and desist from Take-Two. It took some serious action from the community and probably a lot of discussions with Rockstar and Take-Two to get them to back down.
The community was extremely pleased with the result as Open IV was updated once again for single player modders to use. Open IV has now revealed that their planned Liberty City in GTA V mod has been shelved. The announcement of its canning reads:
“First of all, we want to say “Thank you” to everyone who supported us in this tough situation. We’re very grateful for your support; for demonstration of the fact, that modding community is still a minority, but very vocal, creative and determined minority. You made the impossible and this story is already scribed into the history of PC gaming and the Internet itself. Yes, this is your victory! Congratulations and many thanks once again!
“Unfortunately, our highly anticipated mod “Liberty City in GTA V” will not be released because it clearly contradicts with Rockstar modding policy. Liberty City mod is a big loss for us, since it was a huge part of our motivation to push OpenIV functionality.”
Right now the Open IV team is “wondering what is next” and they are revising their plans for the future. Compromises obviously had to be made to keep Open IV alive.