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author: Michael Kulakowski

More GTA 5 Mods Blocked by Take-Two

Take-Two continues its crusade against Grand Theft Auto V modders who put elements from previous installments into the game or convert them to its graphics engine. Another popular GTA 5 mod website has received an official letter, in which the publisher demands the removal of several fan projects.

In recent months Take-Two, the publisher of the Grand Theft Auto series and owner of Rockstar Games, has been taking strong action against modders, who port elements from previous installment of the series into GTA V or make complete conversions of games such as GTA: San Andreas or GTA: Vice City. In February we informed, for example, that the company blocked further development of the re3 project, which thanks to interference in the source code of GTA III and GTA: Vice City introduced numerous improvements to the game, comparable to commercial remasters. It is worth noting that the creators of the mod are still fighting for its return.

The latest front in the fight against mods was opened on a popular website called Liberty City, which catalogues and shares mods for the GTA series. In the message from the website's crew we can read that the publisher sent in an official DMCA letter and demanded the removal of a total of eight mods from the database:

  1. Vice Cry: Remastered 1.0
  2. OpenManhunt 1.0.0
  3. Liberty revind
  4. Bullworth - OpenBull 1.0.0
  5. ViIV (Alpha and Version 3)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V: Bullworth 0.1 [ALPHA]
  7. SA2LC
  8. Liberty City & Vice City v4.0

The common feature of all mods is that they import characters, locations, cities and cars from previous Rockstar games to GTA V.

During a recent investor call, Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick, stated that his company is very flexible when it comes to fan mods, but will not hesitate to take appropriate action against them if its interests are threatened. Fans speculate that the crack down on mods, which have been developed over the years without any problems, indicates that the company may be preparing a remaster of older versions of GTA. Free mods that offer improved textures or three-dimensional models and port popular installments of the series on a newer graphics engine are in this case, direct competition for the developers.

  1. Grand Theft Auto V - official website
  2. Grand Theft Auto V - game guide
  3. GTA Online - game guide
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