Rockstar Settles Lawsuit With GTA Reverse Engineering Project Creators Out of Court
Rockstar Games has settled its lawsuit against the creators of a fan project that involved reverse engineering GTA: Vice City and GTA III.
Back in 2021, Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games had filed a lawsuit against the developers of a fan project that involved reverse engineering GTA: Vice City and GTA 3. Soon after, the developers had initiated a counter strike on GitHub. As of today, however, both parties have reached an out-of-court settlement, and, therefore, the case will no longer be proceeding.
The terms of the settlement between Take-Two and the developers of the PC mod have not been made public. Even though an agreement has been reached between both parties, Take-Two is still looking to take action against the “remaining unnamed defendants”. As a result, further legal action may be taken against other, undisclosed members of the development team.
The mod was essentially developed to preserve the original versions of GTA 3 and GTA: Vice City, since their executable files don’t function properly on Windows 10 and 11. Take-Two likely saw it as a threat to the sales of GTA: The Trilogy on PC. In return for their efforts, the developers will have to cover their legal fee and other expenses, leaving them in a poor financial position.
Previously, it was rumored that the release of the latest entry in the series, GTA 6, will happen during the Holiday 2024 period, with DLC scheduled to boost content post-launch. According to GTAForums member Tez2, who has previously shared insight into the development of titles at Rockstar Games, the studio is targeting a holiday 2024 release for GTA 6, with DLC to follow. An announcement in this regard is expected to happen sometime later this year.
Tez2 cautioned that the release of GTA 6 has been pushed back multiple times in the past few years, and that it may even slip into early 2025. Holiday 2024 is the current release window that Rockstar Games is aiming for, however.