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GTA 5 and Red Dead 2 VR Mod Creator released takedown notice by Take-Two

Grand Theft Auto 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Mafia Trilogy publisher Take-Two Interactive have commissioned a popular VR modder to take down their adaptations of the games.

As reported by Gamer on PCsaid Luke Ross on his Patreon that Take-Two orders to remove “all of their copyrighted works” from their Patreon page.

While his Mod GTA 5 is available to download separately, those for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mafia are still in progress and are therefore only available on his Patreon, where Ross reportedly earns over $20,000 a month.

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That being said, Ross noted that the takedown was “categorized as a copyright issue and not a licensing issue, so the motivation for the request does not appear to be related to the fact that there are money at stake”.

This came as a surprise, however, Ross said, because “none of my mods are built using software owned by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc, and the mods are not intended to replace their games. , nor a means of exploiting Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. – The intellectual property or proprietary assets of Two Interactive Software, Inc.”

Ross is hoping for further clarification on exactly what he did wrong, but warned fans that if he can’t, he’ll have to remove all of his Take-Two-related content.

“I refuse to believe that’s what Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. wants, because that would be an extremely anti-customer and anti-player move on their part,” he said. “But I’m not getting into a legal battle with them. If what they want is to assert their commercial dominance with players’ interests as collateral damage, I have no power to stop them.”

Ross is a well-known modder and has added VR support for many other games, including Elden Ring and Cybperunk 2077. As you’d expect, his mods allow gamers to use VR headsets on PC to play games. First person perspective games.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.

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