It appears that Take-Two is currently shutting down a lot of mods for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas. Earlier today, the GTA: Underground development team got in touch with us and told us that it has received a DMCA notice from T2 through its ModDB page.
GTA Underground is a mod that combines the maps of GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, Manhunt & Bully. It’s a pretty cool concept and it’s unfortunate that Take-Two has decided to take it down.
However, Take-Two has not specifically targeted GTA Underground. As the team told us, VCS: PCE and the LCS PC port have also been taken down. Thus, Take-Two is currently shutting down multiple mods/projects for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
We don’t know why Take-Two has suddenly decided to do such a thing. Theoretically speaking, these mods do not violate any “rules” and should be safe.
It will be interesting to see whether GTA Underground, VCS: PCE, and the LCS PC port will come back to life. Naturally, we’ll be sure to keep you posted!
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.”