The GTA V modder we just wrote about has been slapped with a DMCA takedown
Posted On July 6, 2022
Last Friday, we introduced you to Luke Ross: a modder who now makes $20,000 a month on Patreon bringing big games like Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 to virtual reality. But the publisher of those games, Take-Two Interactive, was apparently not amused — and Patreon is now threatening to suspend his account unless he plays ball with a DMCA takedown.
What does Take-Two want him to do? That’s not actually clear, but it’s looking like Ross will be forced to remove his VR mods anyhow.
Here’s a copy of the message Ross says he received from Patreon on Wednesday morning, as provided to The Verge:
Jul 6, 2022, 8:54 AM PDT
My name is Richard, and I’m contacting you from the Patreon Trust & Safety team