Yet Take-Two have pressed ahead with the lawsuit, claiming the developers have “sought unlawfully to copy, adapt, and distribute to the public infringing source code for two classic GTA titles: Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”.
What’s so significant about this particular project is that it’s built on completely reverse engineered source code of Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Behind the scenes, it’s clear Take-Two is ramping up legal actions against mods and unofficial ports of its older GTA titles.
It’s also been ported over to the Nintendo Switch, Playstation Vita and Nintendo Wii U. Under US law, reverse engineering is generally legal.