Modders Are Bringing Liberty City into Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar Games‘ open world crime game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV), takes place in the fictional west coast city of San Andreas. Fans of the series are aware that most of the previous titles take place in the New York-like Liberty City. Now a group of modders known as OpenIV are bringing the infamous Liberty City into the GTA V world.
The art of modding popular games is nothing new. Sometimes we come across an added modification that makes us question why the original developers hadn’t thought of the content themselves. Since Grand Theft Auto V‘s release in 2013, the community has been wanting to take a trip back to Liberty City, where it all began. OpenIV has lost their patience in waiting for Rockstar Games to add the content so they are taking things into their own hands. They’ve even taken to Twitter to show their disappointment in the original developers:
Rockstar had all the time and resources to make SP DLC or real map extension for GTA V. They choose shark cards. https://t.co/Ug82Fy85mX
— OpenIV (@OpenIV) January 1, 2017
OpenIV is a team that has developed a modding tool for GTA games as well as Max Payne 3. The team is currently working on the Grand Theft Auto V mod, but there is no official time frame for when we can expect to see the content. A quote from their website states:
The Liberty City will not replace Los Santos or Blaine County, but appears across the sea. Using the power of OpenIV and openFormats, we was able to bring Liberty City right into GTA V map. More details coming soon.
In order to use the mod, players will have to own Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V on PC. The content works by copying and converting the city from GTA IV into GTA V. The “new” map will only be available for single player games and will show up as “Single Player DLC (Downloadable Content)”.
To get us excited the OpenIV team produced a short teaser video. The teaser shows us a cargo plane leaving the airstrip in Blaine County. “It is time to go back where it all started” appears on the screen as the plane flies toward the Liberty City skyline. Check out the teaser below:
The nostalgia of revisiting the classic setting for the GTA franchise holds quite a bit of merit among fans. Are you excited to return to the old stomping grounds of Liberty City? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned with DFTG for all of your gaming news.
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