GTA V's OpenIV modding tool receives a new update, development will continue

GTA V's OpenIV modding tool receives a new update, development will continue

GTA V's OpenIV modding tool recieves a new update after Rockstar expresses support for modding

GTA V's OpenIV modding tool receives a new update, development will continue

 
GTA V's OpenIV modding tool has received a new update after Rockstar expressed support for modding in a recent statement. This update is a minor one, but this is a huge step for the tool's developers since they were sent a Cease and Desist order from Take-Two Interactive. 
 
Below is Rockstar's recent statement, expressing support for mods for single-player games and that after discussions with both Take-Two, both companies will not take legal action aginst 3rd party projects that are single-player in nature, non-commercial and respect the intellectual property of both companies. 
 
 

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.

  

Since the release of this statement, OpenIV has become available to download, though it is now clear that the developers of this tool will need to limits its ability to tinker with files GTA Online. While OpenIV was developed exclusively for single-player Rockstar games, the tools creator, Yuriy Krivoruchko, has admitted that some parts of the toolkit have been used to impact GTA online

At this time it is unknown how OpenIV will change moving forward, but Rockstar and Take-Two will both likely want the tool's impact on GTA online to be further limited, given their clear stance against any modifications to online games. 

 

GTA V's OpenIV modding tool recieves a new update after Rockstar expresses support for modding  

 

You can join the discussion on OpenIV reappearing online on the OC3D Forums

 

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26-06-2017, 08:06:11

Wraith
That was fast, we were only talking about this last night.Quote

26-06-2017, 12:01:43

russler
win-win for everybody.Quote

26-06-2017, 12:09:30

AngryGoldfish
Why the f*ck didn't they just do this in the first place?Quote

26-06-2017, 13:13:08

Wraith
Rockstar and Taketwo knew that Open IV was capable of effecting Online services, OpenIV devs said it couldn't, they then amended their statement saying it "could be abused". Rockstar are also wanting it altered (patched) so that it can't be used to view yet to be announced DLC or updates which get leaked on a regular basis.

Here's hoping it's a win win otherwise it'll just get shut down again.Quote
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