An Alternative GTA 5 Multiplayer Mod Has Been Shut Down

It's a bit of a shame that this project couldn't be rolled into Rockstar officially, or that another compromise could be reached. But as of today, the creators behind an alternate way to play GTA 5 online have announced they will be stopping development for good.

In a post on the GTA: Multiplayer website, the team writes that Take2 has asked them to stop production on the mod for supposedly infringing on the publisher's intellectual property. "Grand Theft Auto and all its content is produced by Rockstar Games Inc. and published and owned by Take2 Interactive Inc. We, as developers, respect other developer’s intellectual property and their legitimate interests."

"Rockstar’s developers have invested so much time to create this beautiful game. We have repeatedly stated our position: We are not going to cross this line, we won’t damage them. This was not an easy decision to make, because we have worked more than 2 years on GTA: Multiplayer. A lot of new friendships are created through it and we all have learned a lot during that time."

The post adds that the team had actually contacted Rockstar and received some feedback from them, but they noted that "Rockstar Games [is] only the developer" and Take2 has "to protect their own interests and those they have planned for [GTA Online] and further GTA games".

A video of the mod's latest test session was uploaded only last week, with a public version of the mod previously expected to be released in 2015. That's no longer happening, but it's interesting to see how far along the team had come.

The site began reporting 404 errors from when I began writing on this story. An archived version of the site, however, said the mod provided "seamless synchronisation with an update rate of 50ms", scripting for clients and servers and the ability to create GUIs with Javascript, CSS3 and HTML5.


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    They do realise the ability to have FiveM/ alternative GTAV multiplayers, will allow modders to go on there, insteadl; severly lowering the amount of illegitimate users of the game (cheaters; hackers etc).

      There is no evidence nor reason that the hacker/cheater population will decrease. If anything, you will just have those people cheating on both versions.

        You don't know anything about these things lol

        They will make a system that will not allow hacks/cheats in GTAMP and add ADMINS to each server providing more security

        GTAO isnt like that

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