Take-Two is suing the developers of fan projects RE3, which recreated GTA III and GTA Vice City and ported them to the Nintendo Switch.
Game developer Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto Vice City have started legal action against 14 developers of RE3 fan project.
The developers, who came from all countries, were able to port two games for Nintendo Switch, Wii U and PlayStation Vita by deriving and rebuilding the original source code. The project also includes improvements over the original versions such as shortened loading screens and widescreen support.
The creators of the RE3 project see no rights infringement against Take-Two Interactive, as all content (music, dialogues, etc.) has been removed by Rockstar. Additionally, players still have to own the original game to run the project accordingly. Take-Two sees copyright infringement and that by making the RE3 code available on GitHub, anyone can create their own copy of the game from it.
The background to this legal dispute may indicate rumors of a possible remastered version of Grand Theft Auto. As we already mentioned in this article, there will likely be many more releases in the works for the next generation of consoles. Fans of the series can continue to get excited.
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