There had been some slight controversy/uproar about GTA V’s latest patch which caused player mods to break. Rockstar has released a statement today on their official site stating that they have “always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community” and will continue to do so, despite the unintentional break.
“To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV,” the post stated. “No one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods.”
“Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing,” the post continues. “It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.”
Rockstar has also stated that they are cracking down on those who show how to break the game via cheating on sites such as Youtube. Updating their Policy adding “anyone who posts videos that encourage and promote ways to cheat your way towards gaining illegitimate RP or counterfeit in-game money or duplicating in-game items without having earned them may have their videos flagged for takedown with YouTube.”
While this FAQ was mainly PC focused, there was some news for PS4 and Xbox One owners of Grand Theft Auto 5, with Rockstar announcing that their powerful Rockstar Editor will be coming to the consoles “sometime this summer or as soon as it’s ready.” The Rockstar Editor was a movie making tool that was released with the PC version of GTA5, allowing them to make short films using all the assets in the game.