With Take-Two shutting down one of the most popular modding tools, OpenIV, last week things got a little out of control. PC community specifically was not happy about it despite Take-Two Interactive explaining itself why it did it.
However, it seems that after the outrage from the fans Take-Two has backed off and has allowed OpenIV to be used by modding community. OpenIV has received a new update meaning modders can now create mods for the game given that the mods don’t mess with GTA Online.
OpenIV has been allowed to operate with Rockstar Games convincing Take-Two Interactive to back off and the company will not take any legal action against third-party projects provided they are not messing with GTA Online.
After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.
Modding community will be relieved after this resolution and this will also prove healthy for Take-Two Interactive itself as gaming community did not take the company’s legal action lightly as the reviews for GTA V dropped to negative just days after the mod tool was shut down.