According to Rockstar, they aren’t looking to get rid of single-player PC mods, and says that recent game updates might have broke modes by mistake. Rockstar has always welcomed game mods on PC and will bring video editing to Xbox One soon. In a statement on their official blog, Rockstar speaks on their position on PC modding:
“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 GTA IV. Recent updates to GTA V 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.”
Rockstar updated its policy on posting videos on YouTube where other players post videos about taking advantage of GTA V flaws.
“Anyone who posts videos that encourage and promote ways to cheat your way towards gaining illegitimate RP or counterfeit in-game money or duplicating in-game items without having earned them may have their videos flagged for takedown with YouTube.”
The Windows 8.1 PC version of GTA V was released April 14 and several other mods have been made since then. The GTA V Windows version also shipped with the Rockstar Editor, and while GTA V is available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Rockstar hopes to bring the Rockstar Editor to those consoles “sometime this summer, or as soon as it is ready.” Hopefully, we will be able to start making our own GTA V videos on Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime soon.Further reading: Gaming, GTA V, Microsoft, Rockstar Games, Windows 8.1, Xbox 360, Xbox One