After popular Grand Theft Auto mod OpenIV
last week following a cease and desist letter from
Unlike OpenIV, Force Hax was designed for the multiplayer element of GTA V -
Heading to the Force Hax website now brings up a message from the developers that states: “After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, effective immediately we are ceasing all maintenance, development and distribution of the Force Hax cheat menu services. We will be donating our proceeds to charity and we apologize for any and all problems Force Hax services have caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community.”
With thousands of players thought to have been using the service, it seems some charities (exactly which ones are unknown) could soon receive a substantial donation.
While the shuttering of GTA Online cheat tools is unlikely to generate much sympathy, OpenIV’s closure has not gone down well among fans. It led to a slew of negative reviews for GTA V on Steam, bringing its ‘Recent’ rating down to ‘Overwhelmingly Negative’ and dropping the ‘Overall’ rating to ‘Mixed.’ There’s also a Save OpenIV petition on change.org that’s quickly closing in on its target 50,000 signatures.