Take-Two and Rockstar Games have been going after multiple cheatmakers over the past few years. In 2019, it managed to shutter Elusive, a cheating software service focused on GTA Online created by Jhonny Perez. Now, the companies have had LunaCheats shut down, with the company’s website having been deleted over the weekend.
In a statement announcing the news, LunaCheats said that it decided to close the website following talks with Take-Two and Rockstar. As the company noted:
“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development and distribution of our cheat menu services. We will also be donating our proceeds to a charity designated by Take-Two. We apologize for any and all problems our software has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community.”
While this is good news for the publisher and developer, alongside countless GTA Online players, it doesn’t mean that the companies are done with the cheatmaker hunt. In the case of Elusive, they forced company owner Jhonny Perez to fork over $150,000, even though the website had already been shuttered.
Whether LunaCheats faces the same fate remains to be seen, although the payment to a charity may prevent it. The company was best known for hacks that allowed players to turn invisible, enter God mode, and even boot other players from the lobby.
In other GTA Online news, Rockstar is currently focusing on giving gamers who play the game solo more content. In an interview last year, the design director Scott Butchard said they’re want to respect players who want to play co-op while also respecting those wanting to go in solo.
“It’s something we’re keen to carry forward. We want to respect teams and players who want to play co-op. But at the same time still allow solo players to still get just as valid an experience out of it. There’s perks to both.”
What form this content takes, alongside when it may be released, remains to be seen.
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