Rockstar is Not Allowing Grand Theft Auto V PC Mods

Those who were hoping that Grand Theft Auto V‘s PC release would eventually feature a wide variety of mods that would turn Los Santos on its head will be left disappointed, as the game is reportedly not moddable.

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According to ENBSeries, the creator of mods for games such as The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and even Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar has prevented any mods from being introduced to the game. Taking to the ENBSeries forums to explain why he will not be adding mods into the game, the popular modder wrote: 

I was wrong. Rockstar did everything to prevent modding of GTA5, so at this moment impossible to do anything via editing game files. All my buddies modders share the same opinion, that GTA is short living like any other game whithout mods, so i do not care about modding it unless:

1) modding will be possible by changes in future patches or when drm and encryption will be hacked.

2) when game will have stable patch which works for every player.

3) i don’t see much potency to modify the game, just a few minor changes without “wow” effects, just make it possible to tweak everything is definetly not for first day players, so better give it some time and see, perhaps game will be dead very soon (see p1).

4) at this moment i have so many problems, that first question is for me how not finish in suicide.

Though he got a tad dramatic at the end there, considering so many were looking forward to seeing what the modding community came up with using GTAV‘s huge open-world environment, it’s no surprise that he’s frustrated by Rockstar’s choice to prevent modders from toying around with the game files.

Looks like we won’t be seeing any playable elephants in GTAV.

While it’s likely that modders will eventually figure out a way to put mods into the game, many were hoping that Rockstar would make the process a lot easier this time round than they did for GTAIV. It’s understandable why Rockstar wouldn’t want its game files to be tinkered with, as GTA Online may have suffered as a result (and considering how much Rockstar has struggled with its online component, it certainly doesn’t need to add in any more problems), it’s nonetheless disappointing that we won’t see any mods in the game unless workarounds are employed.