A team of modders is ceasing work on a project called GTA: Underground after six years of work, citing “increasing hostility towards the modding community” and an “imminent danger” to their mental and financial well-being. The decision comes as news broke last week that Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, is suing a separate team that’s behind a GTA 3 and Vice City reverse-engineering project.
One of the project’s developers, Dkluin, took to GTAForums to reveal the decision, confirming that the team would be taking all official uploads offline and that development on the project would cease. The team has also posted a video on YouTube titled ‘The End’, which features credits for everyone who worked on the project.
“Due to the increasing hostility towards the modding community and imminent danger to our mental and financial well-being, we sadly announce that we are officially ceasing the development of GTA: Underground and will be shortly taking all official uploads offline,” the developer explains. “We would like to thank the community for the immense support they’ve given us for the past years and our talented modding team for the incredible work, dedication, and great times we had together.”
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