Mods are one of the biggest attractions for many PC players, and one of the advantages GTA V PC has over the console versions. We've discussed in the past potential mods for GTA V once the PC version comes out next week, and some fans have already begun work on GTA V PC mods.
Therefore, fans have been disturbed by a recent rumor that Rockstar intends to stop the modding community. Gamer Heroes has reported that a credible Twitch podcast show, Dropped Frames, suggested in a recent episode that Rockstar is "employing people to stop people doing mods" for GTA V.
However, when Tech Radar asked Rockstar North's Technical Director Adam Fowler about what PC modders will do with GTA V, Fowler responded:
"The priority for us is maintaining the integrity of GTA Online and making sure that nothing detracts from that experience. We will be working to protect that environment and making sure nothing has a negative effect on the overall community, but we look forward to seeing and hearing about the experiences PC gamers have once the game is in their hands."
That makes it sound as though Rockstar is concerned with stopping GTA Online mods, but offline single-player mods will be left alone. Since online mods could disrupt the experience for other players, this makes sense, although perhaps a compromise could be reached if mods were allowed on private servers.
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If you've been looking forward to PC mods for GTA V, don't lose hope yet. Enough evidence contradicts the anti-modding rumor that we're hopeful offline mods will be fine.