Enlarge / This image represents Take-Two saying “Well, I guess, there’s nothing illegal here after all. Never mind that legal threat.” (credit: Take-Two Interactive)
When popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV was taken down by a cease-and-desist request from publisher Take-Two earlier this month, the fan reaction was fast and blistering. Players bombarded Grand Theft Auto V with thousands of negative reviews on Steam, and over 77,000 people signed an online petition demanding the tool be restored.
Apparently, those gamers’ cries have been heard loud and clear.

As of yesterday evening, OpenIV is once again being updated and distributed by its creators.
While publisher Take-Two has been going after cheating tools in GTA Online of late, developer Rockstar long ago said it wouldn’t go after Grand Theft Auto V players for using single-player mods.

That’s why Take-Two’s sudden legal threat against the single-player-focused OpenIV earlier this month was a bit surprising, to say the least.
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