What’s happening fellow gamers, welcome back to my computer and electronics blog. I am posting this out of sheer rage today, as I cannot believe it has happened. Take 2 Interactive; the studio who has worked on such masterpieces as the entire Bioshock and Borderlands series as well as Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto 5; has made the worst decision a company of their calibre can do. They gave their fans a gigantic, stinky, middle finger and even accompanied it with farting noises. As you can assume, this has not gone down well in the gaming world.
How did they do this you ask? Well, the parent company of the guys behind Grand Theft Auto 5 have taken legal action against probably the biggest modding tool available for players to use in the Grand Theft Auto universe. Take-Two sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of a platform called OpenIV which mandates they stop distributing and supporting the tool. Something you should know is that OpenIV has been around for around a decade for use with the PC versions of GTA IV and Max Payne 3. Something even better to know is that you can only modify offline or single player files. So this mod has no affect on online users.
Even though OpenIV is a single player only modding tool, that is the reason given by Take-Two over the legal action taken by the company. Since, the creators of OpenIV have had to stop the distribution of their mod and sent out an in game announcement to any users with the mod installed that recommends they uninstall to avoid potential legal issue. Since then, Steam users have flooded the review page of Take-Two games to give them all negative reviews as a result of the companies horrendous treatment of fans.