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.”
Users are down-voting GTA V like crazy. Never mess with the mods :) pic.twitter.com/EOIVIOVimb— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) June 17, 2017
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