Take-Two Pulls Two GTA Online Mods

Take-Two shuts down GTA Online Force Hax cheating tool

Force Hax, the GTA Online cheat tool, has been shut down by Take-Two

The first tool to go down was OpenIV, which was unfortunately key to many single-player mods in GTA IV and GTA V. While this is a great loss for the modding community, Take-Two has now turned its attention to GTA Online mods, shutting down two cheat suppliers.

Open IV's Russian developers received a cease and desist letter earlier this month, and have chose to comply and take down the official download source for the popular toolkit.

While there is debate as to whether OpenIV should have been forced to cease operations, the case against Force Hax is solid.

"After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, effective immediately we are ceasing all maintenance, development and distribution of the Force Hax cheat menu services".

Kotaku reports that Take-Two hasn't stopped there, either.

Players are also lashing out via the medium of Steam reviews, whose recent review rating has now switched to "overwhelmingly negative".

The GTA 5 community is understandably upset about this, as OpenIV was used exclusively for modding the single-player game, with many players arguing that there's no evidence of the tool interfering with GTA Online.

As Take-Two explains that GTA Online was at risk because of the modding tool, however, this does not make any sense since the mod tool was designed specifically for GTA V's single-player mode. A petition campaigning to save Open IV is now approaching 50,000 signatures.

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