Take-Two shuts down GTA Online Force Hax cheating tool

Take-Two shuts down GTA Online Force Hax cheating tool

Take-Two shuts down GTA Online Force Hax cheating tool

Next we've got Steam user "Nintendo_of_America" (not really Nintendo) saying "Take two just essentially banned modding for this game, I'll never support them again", followed by someone called Polecat Von Einzbern saying "As much as it pains me to give this game a negative review we cannot just sit around and let them destroy single-player modding".

Here's Take-Two's official statement, as given to PC Gamer: "Take-Two's actions were not specifically targeting single player mods".

Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive made a decision to shut down the modding tool OpenIV.

As we reported last week, Take-Two sent a cease-and-desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool for Grand Theft Auto, claiming that the software was guilty of "allow [ing] third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two's rights". We apologize for any and all problems [our program] has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community.

On top of avenues such as Google, and various social media sites, fans have also started writing negative reviews of the game on Steam. The developer has chosen to back down from fighting Take-Two on the subject, however.

Lexicon, Force Hax, and Menyoo were all subscription-based paid hacking tools that let GTA Online players spawn infinite piles of cash, teleport other players to arbitrary locations, become invulnerable, or walk through walls while playing with other people.

On Steam, recent user reviews indicate an "overwhelmingly Negative" ranking for the game, as well as "mixed" reviews overall. The below quote is from the Menyoo website, which also says that Take-Two has designated a charity for Menyoo to donate any proceeds from their modding activity.

In the hopes of delivering a message to Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, fans of the OpenIV modding tool have amassed over 40 thousand signatures on their Change.org petition.

Currently, the petition has amassed over 52,000 supporters and is just 23,000 away from reaching its goal of 75,000 supporters.

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