The world of “#Gta 5” was in complete shock following the shutting down of Open IV, a popular modding tool in the community. The decision was made by Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive. The company basically sent a Cease and Desist letter to the creators of the said tool.

Unfortunately for them, the entire “GTA 5” fandom is not happy with the decision. They believe that this is simply a manipulation from the corporate entity so as to acquire more profits. It is a wonder as to why they chose to do it now when the tool has been here for a couple of years already. In hopes of remedying the situation, the fans decided to take the matter into their own hands.

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Open IV petition from the fans

Players are now doing whatever they can for their voices to be heard. They want Take-Two Interactive to understand that, in one way or another, Open IV is a valuable asset in the future of the game. As a matter of fact, the fallout has already started, with the game’s Steam page getting “Mostly Negative” reviews. In just a matter of minutes, the once-popular title has become quite hated.

To ensure that they are getting the attention needed, “GTA 5” fans have resorted to a petition titled “Save Open IV.” It states that the recent action from the company led to at least 10,000 players with no access to modding. This also resulted in plenty of people having no ability “to continue their abilities.” The petition was courtesy of t0y is cool, and he concludes it with a statement that says, “Myself, and other members of LSPDFR and GTA modding community ask that Open IV be allowed.” They want the tool to continue the distribution and that it should run as what it was: a modding software for the game.

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What LSPDFR means

LSPDFR refers to “a police modification” solely for the PC version of “GTA 5.” It basically transforms the hit crime-themed game into a fun law enforcement simulation game. It also allows players to conduct various traffic stops and even engage on high-speed pursuits. More importantly, players here have the freedom to enforce the law whenever they want. There is no doubt this is a great thing to experience.

Ash Sky Queen, on the other hand, deems the move from Take-Two Interactive as “devastating.” This one here is also a machinima creator who is fond of using mods made possible by the titular “GTA 5” modding tool. The modder also added that despite the closure, there is nothing that the company can do to prevent the exploiters from ruining the game.