The Take-Two legal team is on fire this week, and while a lot of users were angry at them for the takedown of OpenIV modding tools, the reason for Force Hax being shut down is much more solid. There’s not much of a debate when it comes down to shutting down cheating tools meant for multiplayer after all. Especially for a tool that not only allows infinite money, but also lets cheaters mess with other players.
The statement on the Force Hax website reads:
“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, effective immediately we are ceasing all maintenance, development and distribution of the Force Hax cheat menu services. We will be donating our proceeds to charity and we apologize for any and all problems Force Hax services have caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community.”
There’s no doubt that Force Hax needed to go and this is an action most players will approve of. On the other hand, the petition to save OpenIV which is single player modding tool has now reached 40,000 signatures. Although let’s be honest, the targeting of GTA V and Take-Two’s bottom line, alongside a tsunami of media coverage is likely to get the goods for the community than an online petition.
It remains to be seen how far Take-Two will go in pursuing the modding community, we’ll keep you updated if anything changes for the scene in Grand Theft Auto 5.