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The popular tool used for modding Grand Theft Auto games, OpenIV, is available again. OpenIV creators haven’t shared any official updates on the matter, but you can download the program on its website once more. Kotaku has learned that “the development of OpenIV will be continued soon”. Besides, Rockstar has posted a note regarding single-player mods. It basically explains that single-player mods for GTA V and GTA IV are allowed, but Take-Two won’t let players mess with GTA Online or abuse its intellectual property.
We didn’t have to wait long for a response from GTA fans angry with Take-Two’s decision to shut down OpenIV modding tool. Steam users have launched a crusade against Grand Theft Auto V and are massively down-voting the game on Valve’s platform. Right now the recent game user reviews on Steam are overwhelmingly negative with the overall score set at mixed. Rockstar explains that the reason for the takedown was to prevent use of malicious mods to harass players in GTA Online and promised that the team is working on another solution to support the modding community.
While we’re waiting for Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D to come to theaters on August 25, 2017, why not watch another version of the classic 1991 movie? Recently a fan has posted a full-length Terminator 2 film remade in Grand Theft Auto V. This one-hour-long video contains all the key scenes from the movie, including the cult bar scene. You might want to watch this before it gets taken down for DMCA complaints.
Fan-made Grand Theft Auto V complete overhaul GTA 5 Redux by Josh Romito is out now. What strikes you first when looking at the mod is the improved graphics with reworked weather system, more realistic lighting simulation, and loads of new textures, including 4K. The mod also features tweaked handling for every vehicle in the game and adds more realistic weapon behavior. Also be prepared for a re-configured wanted system as well as the police using new vehicles, weapons and tactics. You can now download the mod for free.
Take-Two Interactive has announced they have managed to ship over 65 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V to date, which marks a growth of 5 million copies since February 2016 and 13 million year-over-year. That’s a truely impressive score for a game that was originally released in 2013. The company’s CEO Strauss Zelnick also commented on remastering Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Re-editions of those games will only happen if it makes sense from a creative point of view.
After several delays, GTA V is finally coming to PC. A week ago, our colleagues from gry-online.pl had the opportunity to find out how GTA V actually looks in the PC version, and chat for a bit with the creators about the technical aspects associated with the transfer of the game to a new infrastructure.