Rockstar Games has made a surprising decision to hire the team behind the popular GTA 5 FiveM and RDR2 RedM multiplayer mods, Cfx.re. This comes as a shock considering the same team was banned from playing the game back in 2015. In an announcement on Rockstar’s website and social media channels, the studio expressed pride in welcoming the modding team to the company.
It’s worth noting that the modders were previously banned from the game in 2015, despite their attempts to comply with Rockstar’s rules. These rules stated that modding of the developer’s official GTA Online mode would result in a ban. However, the modders created their own multiplayer service separate from GTA Online, but Rockstar still banned them, claiming that their project facilitated piracy.
Now, Rockstar has changed its stance on roleplaying mods and has decided to embrace the modders. In a statement, the team behind Cfx.re expressed their excitement about joining Rockstar Games. They mentioned that they have been closely following the creative community’s expansion of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 through the creation of dedicated roleplay servers. To show their support for these efforts, Rockstar recently expanded its modding policy to officially include those made by the roleplay creative community.
By partnering with the Cfx.re team, Rockstar hopes to find new ways to support the roleplaying community and enhance the services provided to developers and players. The statement concludes with a promise to share more updates in the coming weeks and months.
In other news, Dan Houser, the co-founder and creative director of Rockstar Games, recently unveiled Absurd Ventures, a media company focused on creating new intellectual property across various platforms and formats.