Official announcement regarding the OpenIV situation
As most of you should be aware; the team behind OpenIV has received a cease and desist from Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company. In response, the OpenIV team has decided to shut down; and will cease support. As a team, we are deeply saddened by Take-Two’s decision. However, modding is often a gray area; and companies often change the way they approach modding. We wish the best to the OpenIV team in their future endeavours, and would like to thank them for their irreplaceable and invaluable service to the community; starting with Grand Theft Auto IV, and evolving to support Max Payne 3, and Grand Theft Auto V.
As for us, we will continue to develop and release RDE as planned; provided the modding tools which are required still function. As of now, we don’t have any thoughts about abandoning or stopping development.
In the meantime, make sure to show your support for the cause of modding - spread awareness, contact press and Take-Two, do not buy any of Take-Two’s products.. Show the corporate executives that the modding community is not to be trifled with. Together, we can do this, and we can set a precedent that will discourage other companies from following Take-Two.