Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Modder may remove VR versions

A modder behind tools that make some of the world’s biggest games playable in VR may remove some of them after receiving a copyright notice from Patreon.

The modder who goes by LukeRoss is known for releasing tools that offer a range of modern video games playable in VR, including Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 and many more. Updating his Patreon supporters today regarding a notice sent to him on behalf of Take-Two Interactive Software, he wrote that he was seeking clarification but would “err on the side of caution, and I don’t I won’t risk other games being involved in the purge in the event Patreon chooses to shut down my page.

I do not sell or host anything that exploits or reuses their original IP address and assets and my mods only work if the user already owns a legal copy of their original games. That said, if I do not receive any clarification from them allowing me to determine what they want to remove, I will of course be obligated to remove anything related to any product manufactured or distributed by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Rockstar Games, Inc. and 2K Games, Inc.,” he wrote. “This means that all messages, images, guides, recommendations, tutorials and especially my VR mods for GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition will be deleted and will not be more accessible for download.

A support page on Patreon says “you have 48 hours from the time we email you until we remove the content or your page to comply with the DMCA.

We have reached out to Take-Two for comment and will update this post if we receive any significant new information.