Rockstar issued a statement on its support page regarding single-player Mods for Grand Theft Auto V. Recently, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two recently issued cease-and-desist letters to some GTA V modding tool makers.
However, Take-Two now says it “generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games,” as long as the mods are for single-player, non-commercial use, and don’t infringe on “the intellectual property rights of third parties.”
Take-Two will still seek out mods in violation of those conditions, with particular note made in regards to mods designed for “multiplayer or online services.”
In the case of OpenIV’s shutdown, Take-Two was working to put a lid on “malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody,” according to a statement from Rockstar to IGN earlier this month.
In a nutshell, Take-Two has decided to allow single-player mods and won’t seek legal action against most creators or websites hosting modding tools.
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