Citing “increasing hostility”, the favored Mod GTA Underground will likely be closed
One other main challenge to make mods for Grand Theft Auto 3-era video games has been discontinued, with the makers citing “imminent threat to our spiritual and financial well-being” as the rationale. GTA Underground was an bold challenge geared toward uniting the worlds of rock star video games of the “3D era” into one end-to-end map that spanned Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice Metropolis, San Andreas, Manhunt, Bully and extra.
All obtain hyperlinks for the mod have been taken offline. It is simply the newest mod falling sufferer to GTA writer Take-Two’s more and more hostile stance in the direction of modding. Simply this week, Take-Two was again following the reverse engineering model of Grand Theft Auto 3.
The GTA Underground challenge was official for GTA San Andreas, however not solely contained materials from different Rockstar video games, it additionally contained a very enormous quantity of authentic work. That work included issues like NPCs, automobiles, visitors and extra that needed to be added manually, in addition to a lot of model new creations: Manhunts Carcer Metropolis, for instance, was constructed round sewn maps from the in any other case linear stealth recreation. The mod workforce additionally labored on customized cities to fill the area between canonical areas: like parodies of Atlanta and Chicago.
“Due to the increasing hostility towards the modding community and the imminent threat to our intellectual and financial well-being, we have officially stopped development of GTA: Underground and taken all downloads offline,” stated the assertion on a video entitled “The End.” The mod improvement workforce didn’t specify precisely what the “imminent threat” in query was.
“We would like to thank the community for the immense support they have given us over the past few years and our talented modding team for the incredible work, commitment and great times we had together,” the assertion stated Additional.
The challenge’s builders have acknowledged that they’re focused on making their very own recreation and can use UndergroundDev’s YouTube channel for updates on this work sooner or later.