Grand Theft Auto 5
"Grand Theft Auto 5" was developed by Rockstar Games and released in 2013. Facebook/Grand Theft Auto 5

"Grand Theft Auto 5" is played better with mods, but Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive technically cut short the idea after initially banning the Open IV mod tool. A cease-and-desist order was sent to the creator, but it seems that the latter got help from players fond of applying some modifications to the hit action game.

After hearing it from the "Grand Theft Auto 5" community, it seems that Rockstar and Take-Two have softened their stance on the Open IV mod tool. According to Game Rant, it seems that a compromise has been reached, meaning the modding tool is now available for use.

Now, OpenIV will only be allowed on single-player and non-commercial modes. This means that mods will not be allowed for multiplayer or online services in an effort to prevent outside properties from being brought into GTA 5. This is out of respect for intellectual rights such as stuff like the Hulk mod.

The compromise should make sense for Rockstar, Take-Two and the community, though most players will not be able to showcase their mods via online gameplay. Moving forward, the fact that modding tools are still allowed should be music to the ears of avid GTA 5 gamers.

Most players see the move by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive as a way to appease "Grand Theft Auto V" fans. There were many who found the closure of the tools as too much, even leaving negative reviews for GTA 5 as their way of showing their disgust. With the return of the tool, the storm shrouding the decision of the developers is likely to pass.

Aside from that, the move is seen to bode well for both Rockstar and Take-Two as far as "Grand Theft Auto V" sales are concerned. As mentioned in a previous post, sales for GTA 5 returned big numbers, hitting another 5 million units credited to the sale of physical copies. Those numbers allowed "Grand Theft Auto 5" to maintain its hold as one of the highest-selling games in the market, with bigger projections moving forward.

There is no telling if those negative reviews made to protest against the issue would have affected "Grand Theft Auto 5" revenue in the future. Regardless, all that is irrelevant now with Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive smoking the peace pipe with the "Grand Theft Auto 5" community.