Take-Two Files lawsuit against creators of GTA’s reverse engineering project
Recently, there are rumors about a Grand Theft Auto Trilogy remaster coming to Nintendo Switch later this year or sometime in 2022.
Today’s GTA news is a bit different. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive is now taking legal action against the 14 programmers behind the re3 project, creating games like Grand theft auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Playable on Nintendo Switch.
As explained by KotakuMitchell Silberberg & Knupp, the Manhattan-based firm of Take-Two, filed the lawsuit in the Northern District of California on Friday. Take-Two is seeking a preliminary injunction and jury trial, and wants to stop the behavior before a judgment is determined.
In the complaint, MSK’s attorney pointed out how the source code allowed players to install and run games on multiple platforms, including games that were never released on the Nintendo Switch.
Perhaps most notably, the Defendants claim that their GTA-derived source code allows players to install and run the Games on multiple game platforms, including those on which the Games have never been released, such as the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. “.
The lawsuit follows Take-Two which issued a wave of DMCA takedowns in August, targeting some of the series’ most popular mods. If the rumors about the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy remastering are true, that is likely the main motivator here.