Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have gone after the founder of DMA Designs and the Grand Theft Auto Series, Mike Dailly.
Mike Dailly, best known for being one of the creators of the much loved Grand Theft Auto Series, has been targeted by Rockstar Games and Take-Two, being hit on YouTube and twitter with Copyright strikes.
Mike Dailly, posted on Twitter to say his videos of prototype versions of Grand Theft Auto from 1994 were removed from his YouTube channel. The Prototype version of GTA 1 that Mike posted, looks exactly like the released version of Grand Theft Auto 1 just with a few extra bugs
Also removed from his channel by Rockstar Games was videos of the Two original prototype engines for Grand Theft Auto, engines that never actually made it into the final game, one of the engines R* hit him with a strike for was abandoned 28 years ago. All the prototype engines that had been on his YouTube channel didn’t make it into the GTA games and all of the coding was rewritten from scratch.
You can view the GTA Prototype videos below which are currently on another YouTube channel (They may get removed soon)
The Twitter post has caused uproar in the Rockstar Games community, with one past Rockstar employee tweeting about how he’ll never work for Rockstar with the reasoning why
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