Yuriy “Good-NDS” Krivoruchko appears to be back in action. Rockstar recently updated their website to say that Take-Two Interactive won’t be taking legal action against modders. It was mentioned in a post over on their support forums.
The statement reads…
“Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games. After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties. This does not apply to (i) multiplayer or online services; (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services, or (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project.”
Shortly thereafter, Good-NDS released the latest update for OpenIV, inviting gamers back into the fold. The website still hasn’t been updated yet, but modders are already re-downloading OpenIV and even noticed that the about section has been updated with a special thanks to Rockstar, as pointed out by users on the GTA Forums.
Good-NDS unleashed a quick update yesterday on June 23rd, and there was no takedown notice, or men in black suits from Take-Two coming to kick down the door.
This update follows on the heels of a tumultuous week where Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive went after the single-player modding community, sending cease and desist letters to the creator of OpenIV on the grounds that he was enabling people to “harass” the GTA Online community.
Fans revolted, with tens of thousands of people giving Rockstar’s games negative reviews on Steam, and thousands more signing a petition to have Take-Two leave the modding community alone.
It appears Take-Two have reneged from their efforts to kill off single-player modding in the GTA V arena, but there’s really no telling how long this truce will last.
Keep an eye on the Script Hook V website for an update as well, so you can continue to use script mods in GTA V. The creator, Alexander Blade, had originally delayed a release of the tool until Take-Two and OpenIV resolved their situation.
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