Modders Behind GTA Re3 Project Are Fighting Take-Two’s Lawsuit

After landing on the receiving end of a lawsuit from game publishing giant Take-Two Interactive, a group of modders has decided to fight it out with the company in court. The modders were originally sued for their project, Re3, which reverse-engineered the source code for GTA III and GTA: Vice City, allowing the games to run on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation Vita.

The modding group, however, is denying accusations of copyright infringement from Take-Two, stating that they “deny that Plaintiff is entitled to any of the relief sought in its prayer for relief. Defendants respectfully request that the Court enter judgment in their favor and against Plaintiff, denying Plaintiff all relief sought herein.”

Take-Two has claimed that the modding group’s reverse engineering and distribution of Re3 “has caused, and is continuing to cause, irreparable harm to Take-Two.” Through the lawsuit, Take-Two is seeking “damages, and injunctive and other equitable relief against Defendants and those working in concert with them.”

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Author: Otto Kratky