It was only a matter of time until the Liberty City total conversion for GTA V was shut down, especially after what happened with OpenIV. After all, the team behind this total conversion mod was the same one responsible for OpenIV. As such, we are sad to inform you that the Liberty City mod has been cancelled.
For what it’s worth, Rockstar Games claimed that it will release an official statement about this whole thing soon, so stay tuned for more.
GooD-NTS, lead developer of the OpenIV mod, shared some additional details about what happened.
- At May 19th, 2017, I received an email from the legal counsel for Take Two Interactive in the USA. In this email they has requested to stop immediately any further work and/or distribution of OpenIV and “Liberty City in GTAV” projects.
- In belief, that we did not violate any laws, I asked them to provide more detailed information about their request. They agreed to provide details by email.
- On June 5th, 2017, after two weeks of silence, I got C&D letter from lawyers company (legal representative of Take Two in Russia), both in electronic and paper form, to my employer address. This C&D accuses me in Russian laws violations.
- After many heavy thoughts, we had decided to agree with their claims. We did not make it easily; it is very hard decision for us.
PC gamers appear to be really frustrated by this whole thing and have decided to flood GTA V’s Steam store page with negative reviews.
As said, Rockstar will soon issue an official statement, so stay tuned for more!