Giovedi, 23 Novembre, 2017

More GTA mods axed following OpenIV closure

Rockstar Speaks out against OpenIV Mod Tools OpenIV, mod program of GTA V shuts down after Take-Two's action
Messalina Adamo | 20 Giugno, 2017, 00:26

The studio has already taken legal action against the creators of the cheats for GTA Online. More than 38,000 negative reviews have been posted on Steam because of this move, leading to a tarnishing of GTA V's rating on the platform and many other tens of thousands have signed petitions demanding that the mod be allowed to continue. Nearly immediately, players began complaining that the game's online infrastructure, which uses a simple P2P mesh rather than centralized servers, makes it very hard to cut off hacking tools on a technical level.

What are your thoughts on Take Two's actions this time around? "We are working to figure out how we can continue to support the creative community without negatively impacting our players", the studio said in response to fan criticism. While some do understand Take-Two's position, most gamers won't. Many games support modding, while others have had to go to lengths to make it work. For GTA V and GTA Online though, that's not happening anymore.

GTA Online has faced major problems with cheaters since the mode launched on Windows in 2015.

Maybe? Most GTA Online cheaters probably use pre-built exploits instead of creating their own, so it won't really affect them. This will probably have a chilling effect on GTA 5 mod creation as a whole, though there's no way it will ever disappear completely.


On top of avenues such as Google, and various social media sites, fans have also started writing negative reviews of the game on Steam.

In the meantime, a change.org petition has opened to "Save OpenIV".

Next we've got Steam user "Nintendo_of_America" (not really Nintendo) saying "Take two just essentially banned modding for this game, I'll never support them again", followed by someone called Polecat Von Einzbern saying "As much as it pains me to give this game a negative review we cannot just sit around and let them destroy single-player modding".

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