Take-Two, the publishers behind Rockstar Games’ iconic GTA franchise have responded to the recent takedown of GTA 5 map mods amid rumors about GTA Online expansions and a potential GTA 6 reveal.
Just like every other game out there, GTA fans have been taking Rockstar Games’ offerings and modding them to their heart’s content.
Rockstar and Take-Two have come under fire in recent weeks for taking down some of the most popular map mods around without much warning and staying rather quiet on the matter. However, that has changed.
With the mods being taken down, many fans pointed to the possibility that the devs and their publishers are protecting their IP in preparation for the long-rumored GTA Trilogy remake.
Well, during the Take-Two investor’s call on August 2, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was quizzed on the matter and finally addressed the takedowns.
“We’re pretty flexible but we’ll issue takedowns if the economy is threatened or if there is bad behavior,” told investors, again, adding further fuel to the notion that Rockstar and Take-Two are preparing to release something big using the old games.
Analyst asks Take Two's Zelnick about the recent GTA mod takedowns… "We're pretty flexible" he says, but says "if the economy is threatened" or "if there is bad behavior" they issue takedowns
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) August 2, 2021
As for an announcement about what Rockstar has in the pipeline, as usual, Zelnick didn’t budge. He’s said previously that announcements will be made by the developers, not Take-Two.
Take-Two did reveal that there is a yet-to-be-announced title in the works for the current financial year, but again, they’re keeping the cards close to their chest. So, we’ll have to just wait and see.