With a raft of Grand Theft Auto V mods becoming available since the game’s release on PC, Rockstar has taken steps to ensure that such mods don’t impair the online component of the game, changing the end-user licence agreement (EULA) to enforce a blanket outlawing of mods. Any gamer found to be modding their copy of GTA V will be banned from online play, even if the mods are only used in single-player mode.
The revision to the EULA reads:
You agree not to:
[..] reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, display, perform, prepare derivative works based on, or otherwise modify the Software, in whole or in part;
According to the new terms of service, unless there is a change in Rockstar’s EULA, the Grand theft Auto V modding scene, one of the biggest sell-points for the PC version, is not allowed to take off, effectively forcing players to choose between modding their game or the ability to play online.
Users on Steam have taken to demonstrating their dissatisfaction with Rockstar’s new policy by bombarding GTA V with downvotes; negative reviews for the game currently stand at 6,693 out of 36,208 total review, and that number is rising all the time.
As Valve recently learned to its chagrin, mods are a very emotive subject. Hopefully, Rockstar will at least look to some kind of compromise to its draconian policy.
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