Take-Two has been going after GTA mods for years now. In mid-2017, it successfully shut down three modding tools with cease-and-desist notices, convincing one of the teams to donate its proceeds to charity. As Kotaku noted at the time, some players cheered this decision, since cheaters had used their extra powers to attack people without the mods. But Take-Two also ignited protest by banning the popular general-purpose modding system OpenIV. Rockstar Games eventually convinced the publisher to rein in its legal threats, and it agreed it “generally will not take legal action” against non-commercial mods for the game’s single-player content.