After the shocking news regarding Take-Two Interactive decision to shut down the OpenIV tool, GTA 5 fans received yet another unpleasant surprise. Force Hax modding tool will no longer be available.
Last Friday, OpenIV developers announced that they have received a cease and desist notice from Take-Two Interactive (a parent company of Rockstar Games). According to the released information, the reason for the OpenIV closure was the fact that it enabled third parties to interfere with Take-Two security features.
OpenIV was GTA5 fans’ favorite modding tool that enabled them to develop and play all sorts of mods. Now, Take-Two has eyed yet another popular modding tool namely the Force Hax.
It is a well-known fact that in the e-sports, players take advantage of different tools to cheat their way to a game. As for the Force Hax, in particular, it is known among GTA5 communities as “The Dark Side of GTA5 PC Modding” or the “Undetected GTA5 Modmenu”. In a nutshell, Force Hax helped players overcome all anti-cheat features the developer implements.
The difference between the OpenIV and the Force Hax is that the latter is a paid one. According to players, the tool was well-worth the money. However, the final decision of Take-Two Interactive officials was to take Force Hax down.
Tool creators have released an official statement on the matter. They confirmed that they had made multiple attempts to solve the issue through discussions with Rockstar Games’ representatives. However, these attempts were unsuccessful. As a result, the “maintenance, development and distribution” of the tool in question was discontinued for good.
Force Hax developers did not miss to apologize to GTA 5 communities and added that all proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization.
Although the announcement about the Force Hax shutdown came as a disappointment, fans seem more concerned about the OpenIV. Social media and GTA 5 gaming forums are currently flooded with negative comments.
Meanwhile, it became clear that the fate of the Liberty City remains uncertain. After several delays, the release date of the long-anticipated tool is now in jeopardy.