Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive continue the war against mods for the GTA series. Libertycity.net (along with several other websites, such as ModDB) has been forced to remove three fan projects:
- GTA Advance PC Port Beta 2
- The Lost and Damned Unlocked for GTA 4
- GTA IV EFLC The Lost And Damned (65%)
The first of them recreated the city from the portable Grand Theft Auto Advance in GTA 3. The Lost and Damned Unlocked for GTA 4, in turn, enabled us to replace the model of Nico with Johnny Klebitz from Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned in the fourth installment.
GTA IV EFLC The Lost And Damned (65%) is a simple savegame, made after completing 65% of the campaign. It's hard to imagine what could have bothered Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive in this case.
The demand to remove these mods is strange. Some fans suspect that there are plans for a refreshed version of GTA 4 and therefore the devs began to remove projects dedicated to the fourth installment. Similar actions were carried out before the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. Rumors about a remaster of the fourth installment appeared a few days ago and the latest developments add credence to them.
The removal of GTA Advance PC Port Beta 2 may also be due to this. It is possible that a refreshed version of Grand Theft Auto Advance is planned. It would be great especially on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive's war on GTA mods is always specifically selective. Only a handful of projects are attacked, and both entities tolerate most projects. Therefore, when there are demands to remove a mod, it is usually related to plans for upcoming commercial productions from the brand. Most likely, this is also the case here, although it is difficult to see the reason why the old save game state had to disappear from the web.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition was released on November 11, this year, on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. In turn, mobile versions for iOS and Android are set to debut next year.
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