Just a couple of weeks ago, the entire '#Gta 5' community was shocked following the closure of a popular modding tool called 'OpenIV'. #Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive ordered the shutdown, stating that the creators violated the company's copyrights. Fortunately, this was brought back to life after the fandom reacted and petitioned.

However, the studio announced that, from now on, modding tools and/or modders in 'GTA 5' will follow a set of rules. The latter is designed to prevent any mods or software from directly violating the copyrights of all games under Take-Two Interactive. Unfortunately for a certain mod, it failed to follow the guidelines the company implemented.

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Libery Mod shuts down

According to GameSpot, the developers behind OpenIV have decided to cease all work involving the "Liberty City" mod in the game. They explained that the project, in one way or another, was violating Rockstar's policy when it comes to modding. Apparently, the said mod allowed players to easily import any setting from 'GTA 4' to the fifth installment. The studio perhaps decided to have it ceased since its integration falls under the violation of importing other IP (including the company’s) in the project.

Obviously, many 'GTA 5' players were not happy wit the decision, considering how popular the mod had become. Unfortunately, this was the set of rules Rockstar wants to be followed after the activation of OpenIV. The creators of the tool themselves know this and thus decided to remove "Liberty City" mod.

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The future of modding

With what is happening in 'GTA 5', players, and most especially modders, are now concerned with the future of modding. They believe that with the restrictions the studio placed, there will not be much freedom in creativity. Ironically, the developers of the game believe in upholding mod creativity and, while this was mentioned in the statements they released, fans were not entirely sold. Regardless though, there is really nothing that players can do about it.

Take-Two Interactive was basically concerned with how OpenIV interfered in the online version of 'GTA 5'. Supposedly, the tool was meant to be used for single-player modding. However, some players found a way to integrate the tool in the online version of the game. This eventually caught the attention of the company, which resulted to a Cease and Desist letter for OpenIV creators. With the new rules, any mod or tool can be used as long as it does not interfere with the copyrights of the company.