Fans Protest Against OpenIV Modding Tool Shutdown

Fernando Stephens
June 19, 2017

Just recently Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive sent a cease and desist order to OpenIV group, known for the famous OpenIV GTA Mod Tool, and the group has discontinued the GTA mod tool.

The protests are in full swing over Take-Two Interactive's shutdown of popular singleplayer modding tool OpenIV.

PC Gamer has reported that more Grand Theft Auto mods are shutting down under the threat of legal action, following last week's closure of the OpenIV editing mod.

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Grand Theft Auto V is the latest in a long line of titles that have allowed their users to be creative with a variety of mods in the single-player mode.

As reported by the publication, two in-game cheat menu mods have now been officially closed, Forcehax and Menyoo, both of which operated on Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer game, GTA Online and charged users. The official Menyoo website has also posted a message of apology, and has stated that the charity in which they will be donating all of their revenue to was "designated by Take-Two". The video ends by directing viewers to sign the petition to save OpenIV. We will be donating our proceeds to a charity designated by Take-Two. As you can imagine, this has caused quite an uproar from fans, who have seemingly made it their mission to make Take Two see the error in their ways. In fact, over the course of the past 30 days, the reviews on Steam for GTA V has been "overwhelmingly negative".

Although Rockstar stated that it was enforcing the cease-and-desist order because OpenIV "enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody", it is quite interesting to note that the tool can not be used online. A petition campaigning to save Open IV is now approaching 50,000 signatures.

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