The nearly two-year-long court battle between Take-Two and a group of modders who modify GTA games is likely over. Yet another looms in the background.
We recently reported new threads in the ongoing 2021 court case between GTA series publisher Take-Two and a group of modders working on visual mods for previous episodes of the series. As a well-known insider reported, the long legal battle seems to be coming to an end.
Month-long battle ends with deal
How will the legal battle end?? As we read in the user’s post am a video technicianwhich has already provided credible content related to the case over the past few months, the two sides in the legal dispute finally reached an agreement.
- Representatives for Take-Two and the group of modders ultimately decided to settle the matter outside of the courtroom. and the American publisher has withdrawn the official accusations directed against the modders.
- Although the details of the settlement have not been made public, the context of the document suggests that the Modders could be ordered to pay court costs related to the case, which has been going on for months.
What are the problems?
In 2021, a legal crusade began against the developers of mods for the original Grand Theft Auto 3D trilogy.
- At the time, Take-Two was preparing to announce and release a remastered collection featuring all three classic titles.
- At the same time, the company began researching mods that would improve the look and performance of the original versions of the aforementioned games.
- A group of modders, creators of the re3 and reVC projects, decided to stand up to the oppressive actions of the publisher. – mods are advanced visual modifications designed for GTA 3 and Vice City.
- After several instances of deleting and restoring fan content on the web, the case finally reached the courts.
Is this the end of legal dilemmas?
After the extremely cold release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition and months of legal battles, Take-Two’s lawsuit appears to be in its final stages. However, a minor note in the official letter documenting the court’s decision is concerning.
As the insider on Twitter points out, The document contains a minor reference, relating to the “remaining defendants”. So this suggests that Take-Two can continue to track down the other people involved in the development of the mods and hold them accountable as well.