Rockstar Update On GTA 5 Single-Player Mods

Rockstar Update On GTA 5 Single-Player Mods

Rockstar has released a statement clarifying that single-player mods are not banned in GTA 5.

After 50k+ of negative reviews left on the GTA 5 Steam page, it seems like there is finally a response to this whole Take-Two banning Open IV modding situation.

Heres the post directly from Rockstar

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.

It seems like the decision around the highly controversial ban of Open IV was heavily on Take-Two's end. It also looks like Rockstar has convinced Take-Two to take a more lenient stance towards GTA 5 single-player mods.

Update: The GTA modding tool for single-player mods OpenIV is now back online!

No one can tell what this means for the future of GTA 5 mods, I guess we will have to wait and see.