As to Two’s lawful moves to expel the PC Mods OpenIV tool, and community protests against Take Two’s “anti Modding” measures, Rockstar Games at long last discharged an official statement.
As per the studio, for the most part Take Two ought not meddle with the work of third party that are connected to single-player non-commercial and licensed property. In any case, they can act against ventures that influence online services, tools, files, libraries or functions that effect on the multiplayer modes.
We leave the full content, published in the official support site of the studio, under the inquiry “Are PC Single-Player Mods Allowed?”:
Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games. After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties. This does not apply to (i) multiplayer or online services; (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services, or (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project. This is not a license, and it does not constitute endorsement, approval, or authorization of any third-party project. Take-Two reserves the right to object to any third-party project, or to revise, revoke and/or withdraw this statement at any time in their own discretion. This statement does not constitute a waiver of any rights that Take-Two may have with respect to third-party projects.
As should be obvious from the utilization of elucidating marks, definitely this section has been incorporated into new version of the user agreement, which would be laying a lawful point of reference for later utilization of any PC Mods in their games.
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A new update for OpenIV has now been released, apparently with Rockstar’s favoring. It’s misty what precisely about it has changed to keep the tenets sketched out by Rockstar and Take-Two above, however this gives off an impression of being a positive move for the modding group.
Open IV updated and working immaculately: