GTA5 Steam Reviews “Overwhelmingly Negative” as 40k Sign OpenIV petition

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Grand Theft Auto has long been a series that allowed users to express their creativity in the form of mods for the series’s single-player mode. Recently, the author of the popular modding tool OpenIV received a cease and desist letter from publisher Take-Two Interactive. The creators of other modding tools, such as “Menyoo” and “Force Hax,” have received similar letters, however these modding tools were being used specifically to influence Grand Theft Auto V‘s multiplayer mode. In response to the modding purge, fans of OpenIV have taken to Steam, Google, and Change.org to voice their frustration.

On Thursday, the OpenIV lead developer took to gtaforums.com to announce that OpenIV would be complying with the cease and desist letter from Take-Two Interactive:

“Going to court will take at least few months of our time and huge amount of efforts, and, at best, we’ll get absolutely nothing.
Spending time just to restore status quo is really unproductive, and all the money in the world can’t compensate the loss of time.”


And while it seems that OpenIV modders encouraged the team to fight, and may have been lumped into the sum of modding tools that alter the game’s code, the team behind OpenIV recognized the futility in entering a legal battle with the publishing titan:

“So, we decided to agree with their claims and we’re stopping distribution of OpenIV.”

“It was a hard decision, but when any modding activity has been declared illegal, we can’t see any possibilities to continue this process, unless top management of Take-Two company makes an official statement about modding, which can be used in court.”




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MikeyPosted:

Still havent had a chance to play this dlc yet, i have bought everything though looks great.

MeetPosted:

It sucks how there are so many limitations on this.

RuiPosted:

partyrock
Miss Hmm, maybe if you just stuck to single player this wouldn't be happening.


the tool "OpenIV" was singleplayer only. there is no way to use it online.


Actually, you can use it online but you can't use it maliciously... as it will only benifet you eg:cars mods & visual mods... but people disbale the .asi to go online.

partyrockPosted:

Miss Hmm, maybe if you just stuck to single player this wouldn't be happening.


the tool "OpenIV" was singleplayer only. there is no way to use it online.

MissPosted:

Hmm, maybe if you just stuck to single player this wouldn't be happening.

RuiPosted:

Rockstar Games Statement on "TakeTwo" Decision.

"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."

RuiPosted:

SR20DET
Rareparrot never mess with the mods thats right i abide that im one of the dislikes ;)


Why though?... Why is it fair for singleplayer mods to be banned yet R* supports it.


Do you know why Rockstar Support "Single Player Mods"?

The reason behind rockstar supporting mods on single player it helps them find talented modders who think like the community what they feel should of been added and what GTA 5 good of looked like at release.

I am still unsure to why "TakeTwo" are against it as it seems really wierd, however i do believe as TakeTwo are just a Publisher they have no real understanding of software and changing of codes.

SR20DETPosted:

Rareparrot never mess with the mods thats right i abide that im one of the dislikes ;)


Why though?... Why is it fair for singleplayer mods to be banned yet R* supports it.

DashiiPosted:

Although I disagree with what they are doing. Do people not understand how the reviews work? You're reviewing the actual game. Not if they let you use mods or not. Playing the game for years and then saying it's bad is so stupid.

Logan-PaulPosted:

never mess with the mods thats right i abide that im one of the dislikes ;)