Rockstar has issued an official statement about Take-Two’s C&D letter to the team responsible for the OpenIV mod. According to Rockstar, the OpenIV mod enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience.
Here is the full statement:
“Take-Two’s actions were not specifically targeting single player mods. Unfortunately OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody. We are working to figure out how we can continue to support the creative community without negatively impacting our players.”
OpenIV was a multi-purpose editor and archive manager for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty city. This tool helped a lot of modders to replace/change textures, shaders and 3D objects.
We’d love Rockstar to give some examples as to how this mod was used to enable malicious mods. Because this statement sounds… well… you know how it sounds!