Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games, announced today that they had reached settlement terms regarding all class-action lawsuits at the consumer level. What this means, of course, is that the settlement has not been finalized as of yet, but that several terms have been established regarding the case.
Members of the class-action settlement will be entitled to exchange any '1.0' edition of San Andreas for the edited, 2.0 version, with the 'Hot Coffee' scenes removed, or $35, IF they can provide a proof of purchase that states the game was bought before July 20, 2005.
The exact terms are as follows:
Under the terms of the settlement, class members will be able to claim benefits if they swear that they:
A. bought a copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas before July 20, 2005;
B. were offended and upset by the ability of consumers to modify and alter the game's content using the third-party Hot Coffee modification;
C. would not have bought the game had they known that consumers could modify and alter the game's content using the third-party Hot Coffee modification; and
D. would have returned the game, upon learning the game could be modified and altered, if they thought this possible.
Take-Two plans to spend between $1.025 million and $2.75 million on this settlement.Press Release