Take-Two requested to remove GTA mods and a fan-remake of GTA Advance
Once again Take-Two Interactive requested to remove some GTA modifications from LibertyCity. The publisher claimed these mods with DMCA strikes.
The mods that were removed:
- GTA Advance PC Port Beta 2;
- The Lost and Damned Unlocked for GTA 4;
- GTA IV EFLC The Lost And Damned (65%).
The GTA Advance PC Port Beta 2 is a fan-remake of GTA Advance for GTA 3. The original 2D-game was developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Rockstar Games in 2004. The game was released only for the Game Boy Advance.
The Lost and Damned Unlocked mod for GTA 4 was uploaded in 2009. It swaped Niko with biker Johnny Klebitz, the protagonist of the The Lost and Damned episode. The mod included its outfits, bikes and weapon icons.
The GTA IV EFLC The Lost And Damned is simply a save game file with 65% of the story completed. It's not even a mod.
There are rumors that Take-Two is developing another remaster. Insider claimed that Grand Theft Auto 4 will be updated and released in 2023. It will include both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony episodes.
Back in the July the publisher was actively gunning down mods that were updating or combining GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas content. Not so long after Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition was officially announced.