portal Twisted voxel noted that Take-Two Interactive and its studio, Rockstar Games, agreed with the modders of Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which outraged them.
Remember that in 2021 Take-Two and Rockstar Games sued a group of developers who reverse engineered the source code of GTA III and GTA: Vice City, but enthusiasts began to challenge the lawsuit.
In February 2023 the parties decided to settle the dispute before the courts and has now reached an agreement. The terms of the peace deal were not disclosed, but both the modders and Take-Two will have to pay their legal fees.
It says that Take-Two Interactive decided complete the trial without prosecuting two other defendants. Turpin concludes that this court case “officially closed”.
It is understood that the modder-enhanced versions of GTA III and Vice City were seen by Take-Two as a threat to sales of the then-released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition collection. with remasters of these two games and San Andreas.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was released in November 2021 on PC and consoles. Ironically, the compilation disappointed fans with its performance but pleased the publisher with sales.