Take-Two sues creators porting classic GTA games to the Nintendo Switch

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By Ray Ampoloquio September 6, 2021

The usually chill parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K has been on a takedown roll lately.

In fact, the holding company's latest target is a group of programmers.

Take-Two is reportedly suing the people responsible for reverse-engineering Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto Vice City.

Take-Two has filed lawsuits in the state of California and named 14 programmers behind the aforementioned fan projects.

The lawsuit suggests that Take-Two is serious about wanting specific modders to stop what they are doing.

What's interesting here is that the modders aren't using the source code of GTA 3 and Vice City.

Instead, what the modders have done is to recreate both classic titles from the ground up.

Both mods also require users to have their own copies of GTA: Vice City and GTA 3 for asset purposes.

In its lawsuit, Take-Two is taking the creators to court for their distribution of "derivative GTA source code."

Another interesting thing to note is that Take-Two had previously given modders the  green light.

One might wonder why exactly Take-Two is showing interest in mods created by fans.

Just earlier this year, Rockstar had even rewarded modders.

Perhaps this sudden change in their perspective has something to do with their plans for a Trilogy?

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