Take-Two Interactive Issuing Takedowns To GTA Mods
By Aron Gerencser July 20, 2021
Take-Two Interactive has gone on a takedown spree recently, forcing a number of popular Grand Theft Auto mods to be shut down.
This is a sudden change from Take-Two's previous stance which allowed free, single player mods.
Rockstar's official statement regarding mods has recently been quietly updated to cover the re-use of their IP.
This move was expected by the modding community, as the statement was specifically composed in a vague manner reserving the right for legal action at Take-Two's discretion.
The mods targeted in this move all remaster, overhaul or port official GTA content from classic games.
Additionally, the mod names are often mistakable for an official GTA product.
Among the mods affected is GTA: Liberty City, Vice Cry, GTA: Underground, Vice City Overhaul and more.
The specific mods targeted has given rise to some speculation about possible GTA remasters in the near future.
If Rockstar were to release official remasters or remakes of 3D era titles like GTA 3, Vice City or San Andreas, these mods would be direct competition.
Even if that turns out to be the case, this is a major loss for the GTA modding community.
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