The modding program, an important tool of Grand Theft Auto V has shut down after receiving a cease and desist order from Take-Two, the parent company of GTA V developer Rockstar Games. OpenIV group said, “We feared that this day would come….and now it’s here. The day, when GTA modding was declared illegal.” The organization followed all the rules related to modding GTA content, including not “messing with online and using “clean-room reverse engineering,” among other things. Mod allows people to put things like new cars, weapons, modes and outfits allowing you to role-play as cops, drug dealers, taxi drivers and much more giving it a more realistic feel.
OpenIV, Grand Theft Auto V’s main modding tool no longer exists from June 5th, 2017. “Going to court will take at least few months and huge efforts and at the end, we’ll get absolutely nothing in our hands. Till the managers of Take-Two company declares officially about modding, which can be used in court. Spending the precious time to restore status quo is of no use and all the money in the world can’t compensate the loss of time”, said the group. This is the reason why they finally agreed to accept the claim and stopped its distribution. It was a tough decision to make.
Mods are usually used to create more things that extend the fun in the game. A mod for Grand Theft Auto V decided to launch Red Dead Redemption to the PC that was more liked by the audience. But when the Take-Two got wind of the mod, they sent a Cease and Desist letter to the team behind the mod. But ultimately, all the hard work was drained off after sending cease letter. Most of them thought this happened just because Rockstar had planned to bring Red Dead Redemption to the PC before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2.