Rockstar Telling Take-Two To Relax On Modders

It’s been a negative week for Rockstar’s most popular game, Grand Theft Auto V, and many have witnessed their Steam score hit rock bottom. This has happened due to the closing down of OpenIV and their Modding system for GTAV.

In an obvious attempt to deal with their recent negative press, Rockstar – which was seen as seemingly supporting the endeavor – has issued a statement about the recent changes and where they now stand after a conversation with Take-Two. It seems as the company has asked Take-Two to relax a bit on modders everywhere, likely to appease the many gamers that now are upset.

The post starts with “Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games…After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.”


Take-Two’s actions were taken due to the fact that “OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody.” That said, closing down OpenIV shut down even offline Mods. With that in mind, this new arrangement from Rockstar and Take-Two seems to make it so only online Mods and the “use or importation of other IP” will be what is affected by Take-Two.

Hopefully this will appease both those looking for a good time online, and those that have Mod’s that they enjoy in the game.

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