Rockstar Games Issues A Statement On The Recent GTA 5 Modding Crackdown

Posted by June 18, 2017 Comment

Yesterday we wrote about Take-Two Interactive’s crackdown on all the GTA 5 hacking and modding sites that they could find, who were apparently causing issues with their monetization system. In response, the fans have been more than unkind across the board, and it’s very likely that this kind of treatment toward the fanbase could have repercussions down the road. In response to all of this, Rockstar Games sent a response specifically to Game Informer. Below are the highlights for that statement, or you can click the link to read the entire thing.

“Take-Two’s actions were not specifically targeting single player mods. Unfortunately OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody.  We are working to figure out how we can continue to support the creative community without negatively impacting our players.”

For-profit modding outfit Force Hax, who hosted the software, said in a statement:

“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, effective immediately we are ceasing all maintenance, development and distribution of the Force Hax cheat menu services. We will be donating our proceeds to charity and we apologize for any and all problems Force Hax services have caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online Community.”

(Last Updated June 18, 2017 2:49 pm )

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