This story is a heavier version of what we posted earlier, regarding Rockstar’s request to the dev team of the GTA Online alternative mod GTA: Multiplayer to cease support of their project.
It was recently revealed that the continued financial success of Grand Theft Auto V can be majorly attributed to GTA Online’s microtransactions (to the surprise of absolutely nobody). We’ve also written about a few of the many mods that have cropped up over time and which offer an alternative to GTA Online with different game mechanics and free reign to use mods.
While with GTA: M, the exchange between the publisher and the mod team was peaceful and friendly even. It appears that in the case of the FiveM, things did not go quite as smoothly. Considering their civil handling of the situation with GTA: M however, we’re guessing the developer of GTA V isn’t to be blamed here.
FiveM and Rockstar have had a rocky relationship from the very beginning due to the way FiveM tampers with the Social Club. Some time ago Rockstar banned players en mass who were related to the mod in any way, shape or form.
And now one of the FiveM developers has claimed that a pair of private investigators were sent to their home by Take-Two.
I just got a pair of PIs at my door claiming to be sent by Take-Two, handing me a phone with a person somewhere in the UK or US or whatever to ‘discuss how to cease my activities with regard to Grand Theft Auto’
While the rep apparently expressed a desire to avoid legal action, it was also stated that Take-Two’s legal case is ready and solid, and the company will accept nothing but the immediate cancellation of the mod project.
We’re calling bullshit on this one. The whole thing is just so over the top, particularly when compared to the GTA: M situation. Either that, or it was some randoms from the internet trying to scam or prank them… What do you think?