Video game modding communities have helped to popularize many titles and attract more players on many occasions. This has made many companies allow, or even support and promote this type of modifications that exist to add new elements to games, improve graphics and much more.
However, there are companies that do not want anyone to modify their games and unceremoniously attack any improvements or additions that users create, and it seems that Take-Two is one of them.
With the rise of virtual reality and the arrival of cost-effective systems such as
Oculus meta quest 2 games Take-Two like Mafia, GTA V or Red Dead Redemption 2 they saw how different mods were launched to adapt them to virtual reality in the absence of official modes by the developer companies.
Now, Take-Two has started filing complaints based on the DCMA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) so that the developers of the VR mods of their games permanently remove them claiming copyright.
It is not the first time that an attack by a company on its community ends up damaging the sales and reputation of its present and future games. On the other hand, it seems that in the case of these complaints, the mods weren’t free, so that there were people profiting from the modifications of the games.