A couple of days ago, we informed you about some GTA V bans that were supposedly caused by its fan-made multiplayer mod, FiveM. Today, Rockstar responded to those complaints, claiming that these bans came as a result of the FiveM mod, and that this mod violates their policies.
As Rockstar Games claimed:
“The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy. Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”
The big issue here is that some of those that were banned where not involved in FiveM’s creation. As we’ve already said, Qais Patankar was the mere moderator of FiveM’s sub-reddit and was banned too. Patankar did not violate any terms of services as he was not involved in this mod’s creation.
As we said back in our original story, it was to be expected to ban the creator of FiveM from GTA V and GTA Online. However, banning him or others that were not involved in FiveM’s creation from the entire Social Club – thus making them unable to actually play other titles that were legally bought – sounds a bit too harsh and anti-consumer-ish.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”