Red Dead Redemption Mod Cancelled After Take-Two Interactive Developer Intervention
Where in the world would video game fans be without the work of modders? In many ways, modders have taken beloved worlds of fan-favorite stories and expanded them in fantastic ways, creating game content that gamers can enjoy for months to come even when the story of the vanilla title comes to an end. Unfortunately, modding can come with a price, especially if the modders in question happen to cross one too many copyright laws. One such modding group ran into that very problem while working on a Red Dead Redemption mod for Grand Theft Auto, which found the modders being faced with an intervention from Take-Two Interactive.
The modding group, known as .White had announced last month that they would be creating the entire map of Red Dead Redemption in Grand Theft Auto V. Known as Red Dead Redemption V, this mod would have allowed GTA players to explore the entirety of Rockstar’s cowboy world and wreak havoc in good, old-fashioned glory. However, an announcement on GTAforums recently made it clear that the mod would be cancelled after Take-Two Interactive reached out to the modders to stop the production. “I know this is a hard pill to swallow, but as you may have noticed we did get contacted, and we sadly have to say we are stopping this project,” wrote .White modder, Mr. Leisurewear. “So thanks guys, but it isn’t going to happen, sorry.”
Generally speaking, any sort of hype for a video game can definitely be generated by fan interest, and many game developers do let modders slide with a little more control on many titles. The extra fan-service is always a great way to drive more interest for a title, but it seems that .White may have gone a little far for the comfort of Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive. In the meantime, it seems that GTAforums and developers aren’t having a very hard time driving interest for the upcoming RDR sequel, so while a cowboy mod in GTA would have been amazing, it looks like the titles will have to stay unmarried to each other for the foreseeable future.
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