Grand Theft Auto Underground popular mod has been cancelled amid Take-Two takedown fears

Written by Chad Norton on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 10:59 AM

Take-Two Interactive is currently on a spree of getting mods for some of their old titles shut down. Just recently, the publisher filed a lawsuit against a group of fan modders who were attempting to reverse-engineer some old Grand Theft Auto titles, and now a highly popular mod known as Grand Theft Auto Underground has been cancelled amid fears.

Due to the increasing hostility towards the modding community and imminent danger to our mental and financial well-being, we officially ceased the development of GTA: Underground and have taken all of the downloads offline,” the group said, in an accompanying video aptly titled “The End.

GTA Underground was a fairly ambitious mod that aimed to unify the maps of the “3D Era” of Rockstar games into one huge world. This included the likes of Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, Bully, Manhunt, and more. It also included a lot of original content too, like new NPCs, vehicles, and even some custom cities in between canonical locations such as Atlanta and Chicago.

We would like to thank the community for the immense support they've given us for the past years and our talented modding team for the incredible work, dedication and great times we had together,” the statement continued.

Not all is lost however, although we may never get to see GTA Underground in the light of day ever again, the mod team has expressed their desire to work on their own new and original project. No details have been given so far, but the team will continue to use the same UndergroundDev YouTube channel in order to post updates.

What do you think? Will Take-Two ever allow mods again in their old games? Is this the end of an era? Or will Take-Two eventually come back around? And why do you think they are being so hostile all of a sudden? Let us know your thoughts!

Do you think Take-Two will ever ease up on modders for old games?

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22:40 Sep-08-2021

I guess, I will ease up on reaching for my wallet on the games from Take-Two.

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23:36 Sep-07-2021

Sadly the answer for Take Two is no, they won't ease up on modders. Which really is shame because modding community can really breathe new life into games and it doesn't need to even put multiplayer in danger. Because if you allow mods and give modders tools, they will do their thing and you can keep control of multiplayer. Sadly TT just doesn't see it that way. But then again, isn't take two company who is sending private investigators around to bully people and intimidate them, like if memory serves, they sent them to one of modders and I think to some leaker that stumbled upon some stream or something online....So they basically are bit like mafia. Hence why I don't really find it shocking that people are quitting modding their games.

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