A Russian developer behind the popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool Open IV said the project is being killed off in the wake of a cease-and-desist demand from game maker Take-Two. The tool has paved the way for all types of GTA modifications.
"Almost 10 years of my life were dedicated to @OpenIV and now the time is over," developer GooD-NTS tweeted.
On the OpenIV website, GooD-NTS explained that he got a cease-and-desist letter on June 5 accusing him of "Russian laws violations." The letter, he said, said Open IV must shutter because it allows "third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violations of Take-Two's rights."