GTA V has been a massive hit among gamers, and when the PC version launched, Rockstar Games’ flagship title found an all new audience – modders.
People who enjoy tweaking, changing and expanding a game with their home brew content have been poking around the innards of games for as long as there have been games, and the modding community is a sizable chunk of PC gamers. GTA V has been a playground for modders, with creations ranging from the technically useful such as graphical tweaks to the impressively silly ones such as a gun that summons sharks.
Today we’ll be looking at one of the useful mods, a graphical mod, to be exact. Well, the graphical mod. Boris Vorontsov is a name well known to the PC crowd, as he is the genius behind the wildly popular ENB series of graphical mods. Several games over the years ended up on his operating table ,and came out looking better than ever. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, previous GTA games San Andreas and IV, and Mass Effect are among the game he has elevated to visual masterpieces.
His work with GTA V has been pretty revolutionary. Let’s face it – vanilla GTA V looks pretty damn good, even if you’re not running all max settings. Even so, Boris managed to make noticeable improvements. He just released the newest beta version of ENB Series for GTA V, adding a new external shader and some other new features.
In light of the newest patch for GTA Online messing with single player mods, Rockstar has also issued a statement to reassure their PC fans that the policy regarding modding has not changed.
We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV. Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, 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. 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.
What do you guys think of the use of mods in GTA V?