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Just under two weeks ago, Take Two, parent company of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games, issued a cease and desist notification to Grand Theft Auto V mod, OpenIV. Over the weekend, Rockstar has issued a new statement which essentially reverses that decision, allowing OpenIV to continue development.

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Rockstar's statement has been posted in the Rockstar Support forum, and clarified that the developer does allow single-player mods. The statement follows in full:

"Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games. 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. This does not apply to (i) multiplayer or online services; (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services, or (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project. This is not a license, and it does not constitute endorsement, approval, or authorization of any third-party project. Take-Two reserves the right to object to any third-party project, or to revise, revoke and/or withdraw this statement at any time in their own discretion. This statement does not constitute a waiver of any rights that Take-Two may have with respect to third-party projects."

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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.

It's possible to interpret from this statement, and from the fact that Rockstar - not Take Two - released a statement after the initial cease and desist was issued, that Rockstar was not fully in agreement with its parent company's actions in banning OpenIV. Alternatively, Rockstar was not aware of the cease and desist before it was actually issued, and would not have issued it themselves. Hopefully Take Two will be less trigger-happy when it comes to taking legal action against mods.

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Since the reversal, a new update for OpenIV has been released. Lead developer GooD-NTS has yet to make a statement on the mod's return, however, so it's unclear in what capacity development will continue. We'll update this story when we hear more.

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GawainOfDeath
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Damn this is awful

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DeterminedGamer16
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This Read Dead Redemption Map would have been amazing to have with the already existing player model mod. Also with other mods.

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Threestepsfromhell
Threestepsfromhell

Can anyone for the love of god create a mammoth tank mod?

The model for the X66 version from Renegade are everywhere to find.

Its depressing that there isnt a double barreled tank or a Halo scorpion tank mod for this game.

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Wow... how long where they working on GTA V Online? It looks like they didn't even bother to test it all out. Terrible design decisions for keeping a match going (abrupt restarts when one of the members of the "teams" are killed, and no way to change teams). why even bloody have teams then! why why have unskippable cutscenes in multiplayer? Do they not know what a veto is? When atleast half the players veto a cutscene then it should end.

They should have designed teams in a way where other groups of matchmaking people can join 'maps in progress' as the other teams, and finish a different objective of that server. If one team dies, it won't end the map instead they will just respawn at the beginning with their main car/truck/motocycle spawned just outside with all the mission related NPC's back to where they where before. If one team finishes their objective (they get credited for it) and they can choose to rejoin the server and play as one of the other teams (if they are still available), then servers only end or do a clean restart when all objectives are completed. A dynamic world and no frustration of abrupt restarts.

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Gleb_AA-Gun
Gleb_AA-Gun

Please, someone port the Crazy Drivers Mod from XBOX! Here is the video: Youtube.com

( No Not Carmageddon V, that mod is boring).

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ArcadePreMan
ArcadePreMan

Finally I can buy this game on my new PC with better performance.

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Erayser
Erayser

Hahah, Rockstar banning mod users... Way to kill their GTA PC sales!

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HinduMan
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They've backtracked, mods are good to go again, thankfully.

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil
[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil

I know right?The reason behind it is good(prevent cheaters and hackers online) but they also ban innocent people who use mods for SP or FOV. And that is just plain stupid.Then again,it isn't entirely their fault as there is yet no way to detect whats a hack and whats not because of the way they are injected.Unless they create an official modding tool,there is no way for modding to be safe.

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