Rockstar explains GTA V OpenIV cease and desist letter

Rockstar explains GTA V OpenIV cease and desist letter

The GTA V modding community was dismayed to find out that Take-Two had sent a cease and desist letter to the team behind the OpenIV modding tool yesterday.

There has been no explanation for the sudden action from Take-Two but Rockstar has responded to PCGamer stating:

“Take-Two’s actions were not specifically targeting single player mods. Unfortunately, OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody.¬†We are working to figure out how we can continue to support the creative community without negatively impacting our players.”

The statement is quite vague, and considering OpenIV has been around for a number of years, you have to wonder why they have only taken action now. It’s also highly unlikely that OpenIV would to be the go-to tool some someone that want’s to “interfere” with GTA Online.

For further discussion on this topic, read Peter’s Creation Club and OpenIV shutdown put corporate pressure on PC mods article.

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  • Comments: 3
    • logat890

      fuck Rockstar!

      • garyz85719

        rockstar encouraged mods and praised the creators’ hard work. take two is the one you shound be saying that to, not rockstar.

    • Adam Kelm

      OpenIV only does asset switching which does not affect online play. GTAV does has anti-tampering for their files to prevent the wrong assets from going online. The only way around this is with memory injection AFTER the anti-tampering routines have run, which is something OpenIV does not do. The statement Take2 has made is a bald faced lie designed to force the single player online to spend money in their poisonous online community.