Take-Two is taking a group of programmers to court over reverse-engineered games from the GTA franchise in the latest leg of the crusade against modders.
Take-Two are continuing their rampage against long-available mods for the GTA franchise, and they've got their eye on a group of devs behind the Reverse Engineering Project for Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City.
Codenamed "re3" and "reVC", the mods have enabled numerous fans to port GTA 3 and the beloved Vice City to platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, with the added benefit of doing away with some bugs. Reverse Engineering Project for Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City also delivered some enhancements attributed to the modders.
The modders in question also made it possible to play Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories on newer consoles - these titles were previously relegated to a museum along with PlayStation 2 and PSP.
The aim of this lawsuit:
To stop the defendants from manufacturing, producing, selling, etc. GTA-Liberty City Stories and GTA-Vice City Stories, on top of removing all infringing source code and games from the internet.
To make the defendants surrender all copies of the modified games over to Take-Two, along with "an accounting of any and all sales or downloads" of the offending products.