Take-Two DMCA takedown issue for some popular ‘GTA’ mods

Take-Two . interaction issued several DMCA takedown requests because of popularity GTA mod, causing some projects to stop working.

For the second time in less than a year, Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar game, has targeted fan-made mod projects.

Publishers have sent DMCA takedown notices to several projects over the past week, including Town Overhaul, move the contents of the existing map into GTA DRAW.

Other mods affected by the takedown request include GTA: Underground, which combines several maps from the series and other games into one place. Take-Two also removed the PC ports of PSP titles Stories of the play city and Free city story tự. The full list of affected mods can be found here.

According to a post on GTA Forums, Take-Two Interactive has agreed to let players mod GTA games as long as they don’t transfer old content to new games or modify online content. The post details how Take-Two is said to have reverted to this deal, changing the rules around mods to not include new content.

Take-Two allegedly changed the agreement in 2019 without notifying the players. The new deal also restricts modders from creating new single-player content, including maps, vehicles, and quests.

It’s understandable that the community is frustrated as some creators have been working on projects for over 15 years. A popular modder has announced that he will no longer be creating content for the series.

Players and modders are questioning Take-Two’s motives behind the takedowns. Some believe that the developer may be preparing some remake of older games chơi or that the takedown requests could be linked to the rumored ongoing development of GTA 6.

In other game news, Ukrainian authorities have found a PS4 FIFA Ultimate Team farm at what they believe is a cryptocurrency mining warehouse.

Take-Two issues DMCA takedowns for several popular ‘GTA’ mods


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