The GTA V modder we just wrote about has been slapped with a DMCA takedown


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:

Richard (Patreon)

Jul 6, 2022, 8:54 AM PDT

Hello,

My name is Richard, and I’m contacting you from the Patreon Trust & Safety team

We…

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Author: Sean Hollister