Grand Theft Auto V Tool “OpenIV” shut down by cease and decist, Rockstar responds
Take-Two Interactive has taken action against OpenIV, a modding tool for GTA V, GTA IV, and Max Payne 3.
On June 5, the developer of the OpenIV tool received a cease and desist stating the developers “allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two’s rights.”
The community wasn’t too happy about this move, either. GTA V has been massively voted down on Steam from its high ratings, reducing it to “mostly negative” status. You can read through some of the comments below.
While just now breaking ground, this issue dates all the way back to last month according to the OpenIV Twitter.
To make it all clear, here is what happened: pic.twitter.com/BFqMCEKkM9
— OpenIV (@OpenIV) June 15, 2017
After countless attempts to reach out, PC Gamer has managed to contact Rockstar, and released the following statement:
“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.”
While this seems promising, the community backlash suggests that this was affecting the community in a mostly positive way. The cease and desist is legitimate, however, so we’ll wait and see if Rockstar releases an official modding tool or allows OpenIV to continue on.