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Rockstar responds to GTA V mod ban complaint “contains code designed to facilitate piracy”

Acutegaming says: "Rockstar responds and confirms that the bans were the result of the FiveM mod, and that it does in fact violate their policies. “The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy,” Rockstar said in a statement. “Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”

Weirdly the mod contained code to make sure the game was using a non-pirated version of the game."

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diesoft1101d ago

This is our future, guys. All-digital future means almost all control is in their hands. Justified or not they have the final say.

rdgneoz31101d ago

Yah, that is a sad future...

“Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”

Moderators for the forums (that had never used the mod) were reporting having their accounts suspended...

Software_Lover1101d ago

....... if this were a disc based game it would be the same outcome.

diesoft1100d ago

Always-online, digital-only future is what I'm cautious about because it was reported that being banned from the rockstar social club meant you couldn't play some other rockstar game(s?) like max payne 3, even though nothing was done with that game is what our future is. We are at their mercy despite paying for their game. Before this era we could play with the game we paid for however we wanted to. NOW we have to worry if the overlords approve or not so we can continue to access the game we bought.

Rdgneoz3 pointed out that people who were simply moderators (assuming this is true and they never actually played the mod) were also targeted on rockstar's whim.

These are the red flags I'm talking about. It's easier, sure, but it's scarier when there is less control than ever before. The attitude is FAR less consumer-friendly. This is our future.

TeamLeaptrade1101d ago

If it's true that it could bring in piracy, then I can understand.

rdgneoz31101d ago

Last line of the description...

"Weirdly the mod contained code to make sure the game was using a non-pirated version of the game."

SunnyZ1100d ago

Yeah...
Now the guys at FiveM will just remove that check so it now can be played on a pirated copy... Undetectable by social club.

Rockstar just shot themselves in the foot..

GG!

deadpools_n641101d ago

While in other news minecraft developers are openly supporting any modding the gamer wishes to do and wishes them best if luck
There. Theres the silver lining.
Kinda reminds me when limp bizkit put their music free on napster while Metallica and others were fighting the downloads (all do respect to Metallica love their music)
But I just find it funny the sides and lengths some developers will go to stop a trend other developers have embraced

deadpools_n641101d ago

I'm curious why the disagrees. What did I say that was disagreeable so I'll have a better understanding.

SunnyZ1100d ago (Edited 1100d ago )

Facilitate piracy?

But the people who are getting banned ALREADY BOUGHT THE DAMN GAME!
How can they pirate a game they already own?

Seeing how you could not use FiveM on a pirated version of the game, only an official copy, I guess now FiveM guys will remove the code blocking pirated copies of the game, so people can now download a pirated copy of the game to run this custom multiplayer mod.

How retarded is rockstar?
You just kicked yourself in the nards with this move. GG

someOnecalled1100d ago

The funny thing is this isn't fighting piracy its actually stopping people from buying the game