The current shutdown of Grand Theft Auto V tools Open IV- – which is utilized to control various PC mods- – has not gone over well with players. In spite of the fact that Rockstar parent organization Take-Two says it wasn’t focusing on single-player mods, players have lashed out by means of negative reviews on Steam, where the game’s current review average is presently marked as “overwhelmingly negative.”
Of the 42,000 client review written in the previous 30 days, just 13% have been positive- a staggeringly low number for what is a pretty broadly acclaimed game. This has likewise brought the Overall rating (which envelops all review going back to launch) down to “mixed,” with 67% of reviews being positive.
Taking a gander at particular reviews , there have been a surge of those getting out Rockstar for its shutdown of OpenIV. A great many clients have denoted these reviews as helpful, guaranteeing they are the first to surface on the game’s store page. The top review has seen more than 22,000 people (around 97%) stamp it as helpful. It basically states, “On behalf of the OpenIV team, **** you,” with hearts in place of the asterisks.
Rockstar debate that. After word initially surfaced that the OpenIV had gotten a cease-and-desist, the organization released a statement saying it is just concerned with the tools ‘ effect on GTA Online.
“Take-Two’s actions were not specifically targeting single-player mods,” it said last week. “Unfortunately OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody. We are working to figure out how we can continue to support the creative community without negatively impacting our players.”
It’s indistinct what impact, assuming any, the appeal to will have. It’s accumulated a little more than 55,000 signatures as of this writing, with an expressed goal of 75,000. It’s a sizable group of people, but also a genuinely modest number given GTA V has shipped more than 80 million units. Single-player mods, while well known, are a genuinely little scene, and it appears to be likely that Take-Two will deem the honesty of GTA Online- – which still speaks to a huge contributor to the company’s income – more imperative..