If you’ve been visiting any GTA V or GTA Online forums this week, you’ve surely heard about the modding brouhaha that cropped up with the last patch. If you haven’t heard, well, a significant chunk of fans have convinced themselves that Rockstar is targeting modders for extermination, which would sort of suck since it’s reasonable to assume that most people buying (or re-buying) GTA V on the PC are doing so because of the mod potential.
In any event, Rockstar has finally addressed the controversy via a Q&A session on its website.
“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,” Rockstar explains. “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.” The company goes on to say that its primary focus is keeping GTA Online free of cheaters and associated mods, and that the use of mods may on occasion “cause instability or affect your game in unforeseen ways.”[Source: Rockstar newswire]