In December of 2016, we, the developers of XenMenu, set out to work on a small project with the intention of gaining an advanced level of experience in computer programming. So, we decided to create XenMenu. A project that we saw to be fun and full of potential.
We released XenMenu in February 2017 and quickly expanded to eventually becoming one of the leading services for GTA V: PC - this honestly shocked us both. Nevertheless, we continued to support and update XenMenu as frequently as possible, ensuring we were providing our customers with what we believed to be the most premium service on the market.
During this time, we have also made many friends (such as Jodelahithit over at Unity) and also competed with similarly sized services such as D3SK1NG, Epsilon, Infamous, etc. more for many months. Despite our different businesses, they were all decent people.
Since we started it has been our goal to provide you all with the best GTA V experience possible without interruption. Unfortunately, since our launch in February 2017, XenMenu has experienced quite a few serious detections. We always used to pride ourselves on our extremely low ban and detection rates, however it slowly became more apparent to us that, just like what happened to many of our other colleagues, we were being targetted by the developers of Grand Theft Auto V.
Those of you who weren't born yesterday will completely understand the fact that these detections are entirely out of our control and, although we can try our best to avoid one, at the end of the day this is still Rockstars game and they can do whatever they want to it at any time. They will always be a few steps ahead of us.
After these detections slowly became more advanced and wide-spread in the community, it became exceedingly apparant that Take-Two (Rockstar's parent company) was unhappy with what we were doing with their game. At this point, Take-Two had begun persuing legal action against the developers, and in one case moderators, of numerous cheats. Although XenMenu remained unaffected by this (perhaps because we had already been down for 2 months at the time, oops!), we had front seat cinema tickets to view the lawsuits unfold.
In light of the events regarding our colleagues, we have decided that it is no longer worth the risk to work on XenMenu. The stakes are very high, and we have way too much to lose. We wouldn't have the money fight any action against us. We have simply run out of options.
This has been a long time coming, and we have stayed up far longer than we ever should have; they've known for a long time who we are and what we're doing. We got lucky once, we won't again. We have stayed up as long as possible out of respect for you guys, because we didn't want any of you guys to feel you had been cheated. It is time to end this chapter now.
XenMenu is not the only premium service to make this decision, our friends over at Unity have made the same step today, with more to follow later. It has become apparent now that nearly (if not) all major menus that were up and running within the past year are either gone already or are going to shut down soon.
We are so proud of the community we have built for XenMenu. You guys have been amazing, and you all are the reason we kept passionately working on XenMenu for a year and a half. We will be forever grateful for your continued support, but all good things must come to and end, and sadly this is where we must say goodbye. We hope you all understand why we had to make this decision.
Feel free to join our Discord server if you guys ever want to talk to us.
The XenMenu Development Team