Take-Two Canceled The Most Ambitious Grand Theft Auto 5 Mod After 10 Years

OpenIV, a multi-purpose editor and archive manager for PC versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA 4 will no longer be distributed by the developers. Take-Two Cancelled and took down the whole mod after 10 years of work.

OpenIV was supposed to bring back the whole Liberty City from GTA 4 into Grand Theft Auto 5 with detailed graphics and new textures. It was also the biggest and most ambitious mod for Grand Theft Auto 5.

The editor has been around for almost ten years, and was removed today according to a post on the the OpenIV website, and posted on the GTA Forums by GooD-NTS.

OpenIV was “allowing third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two’s rights”.

Because going to court would take “at least a few months, huge amounts of effort,” and according to the post “at best we’ll get absolutely nothing,” the developers decided to agree with Take-Two’s claims and will stop distribution of OpenIV.

In the post, it’s stated only “clean-room” reverse engineering was used for interoperability and there wasn’t any distribution of original data or code, and “absolutely no messing with Online.”

Rockstar Games are popular because of crazy mods that work in Grand Theft Auto Franchise. It is really frustrating to see how it turned out and instead of supporting it Take Two took it down. This is indeed a dark period for whole GTA Modding community

The reactions are absolutely ruthless against Take-Two. These Are some of the reactions.

T2 went FUBAR. Again.

f*ck Take Two. I hope every single person involved in causing this gets bent over their desk and f*cked up the ass.

What about people who have OpenIV installed already?

f*ckin take two strikes again


Well, that’s bullsh*t. I was tempted to get V on PC as it’s on sale. Never mind then.

this isn’t R* , it’s the sad f*cks at Greed Two

I can’t believe this just happened. Wake me up somebody, I’m having one of the worst nightmares in my life

It’s just really sad to see how Take-Two is handling GTA Games. It’s not the first time they did this. Take-Two also canceled another Mod which tried to bring RDR Map to GTA 5.

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