Whether the video games are online or offline, cheating has been a frequent thing in both of these. It’s acceptable in offline games but in online games cheat distributors has been in trouble for more than once. A normal user using a cheat for his favor usually just get a ban which could be a permanent or a temporary. But the groups or distributors who sell these cheats could be hardly penalized.
The same thing happened to a man in Florida, Johnny Perez who made “Elusive” GTA V Online cheating program had learned the hard lesson this way. The cheat he created allows users to generate their own in-game currency, Perez drew GTA V publisher Take-Two’s are quite some time ago. Firstly, the publisher just asked Perez to stop selling the Elusive cheat which he actually did.
However, According to Torrent Freak, Take-Two’s follow-up demands and notifications were ignored by Perez. After that, the company decided to file a lawsuit against him.
He’s been hit with a fine of $150,000 due to continuous resistance from any kind of communication. Not only that, a penalty of $70,000 for legal fees paid by the company.
For the people are not aware of how the GTA V Online works, the game is supported almost completely through micro-transactions which let the players purchase in-game cash.
Considering that it’s obvious now why Take-Two went after Perez, Elusive cheat directly devalues the GTA V Online monetization strategy which is something that company would never allow to someone to do.
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