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Red Dead Redemption map project for GTA V canceled after Take Two contacts modding team

By midian182 ยท 8 replies
Apr 24, 2017
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  1. Bad news for those looking forward to Red Dead Red Redemption V, a mod that would have put the much-loved cowboy game’s map into Grand Theft Auto V. It appears that rights-owner Take-Two Interactive took exception to the project, and following what was likely a cease-and-desist notice from the company, the mod has now been killed off.

    Following the release of Red Dead Red Redemption V’s trailer last Friday, which has since been taken down, modding team .White was “contacted” by Take Two. Lead modder Mr. Leisurewear took to GTAForums.com to announce the project’s cancellation.

    "I know this is 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. So thanks guys, we were all so happy to see this, but it isn't going to happen, sorry,” he wrote.

    Mr. Leisurewear clarified that the mod was “never going to be a PC port.” It was just going to bring Red Dead Redemption’s map (Xbox 360 edition) over to GTA V.

    "We were only gonna get a way to convert the map with both legal copies of each game, and some custom scripted additional content [...] there was never any intention or mention to either port a story mode over from RDR to V," added Mr. Leisurewear.

    However, the mod's FAQ states the team was also looking for "scripters who are able to remake any of the game's original content over to GTA5, think minigames and certain mechanics such as Dead Eye Targeting."

    .White had poured two years of research and programming into Red Dead Red Redemption V. Mr. Leisurewear said he won’t be throwing away the work, but it’s extremely unlikely the mod will ever get an official release.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives later this year, but despite a petition closing in on 60,000 signatures, there’s still no word on a PC version.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Mr Leisurewear? Surely that can't be his real name...
  3. Rockstarrrr

    Rockstarrrr TS Booster Posts: 97   +72

    For Christ sake, stop crying over simple GTA in the Wild West game! Both GTA and Red Dead are way overrated, couldnt care more.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,721   +810

    Well maybe this will give a nice hint to T2I that we really do want RDR2 on PC.

    Despite what Rockstarrrr above says... a lot of us really enjoy these games.
  5. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 348   +195

    I still enjoy it even after going from top down view to 1st person.
    Kinda ironic right? Rockstarrrr hates R*. What's your fav game then? Csgo? Or did you donate a couple paychecks to ConCitizen? Prob playing No Man's Sky as I type, looking for other players.
    Panda218 likes this.
  6. Rockstarrrr

    Rockstarrrr TS Booster Posts: 97   +72

    In the last two years, Soma and Firewatch are one of the few really interesting titles. I rarely, if ever, play multiplayer games. And, beside, Red Dead is single player too. And, like I said, its the same as GTA in different setting. And while there is a lot to respect when it comes to GTA games, their "core" is as rotten as possible. No wonder they are so popular.
  7. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 867   +73

    Don't really understand anyone spending 2 years on something like this without getting some kind of sign off from the company that could can it at any moment. And how many of these get as far as putting out their first trailer, for it to go down the pan. 2 years of time is priceless.
  8. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 348   +195

    RDR has multiplayer too, have you ever played it? Or are you too virtuous to concern yourself with rotten games that might stain you? Beating up filthy hookers and taking my money back has never been easier since GTA has trained me so well. You'd prob have Postal banned if you could.
  9. Rockstarrrr

    Rockstarrrr TS Booster Posts: 97   +72

    Nope, I`m against censorship at all cost. My problem with GTA-like games is that, even when they do have some sort of narrative, dramatic depth, most people are playing it to steal cars and beat hookers and thats it. For me its the same problem I have with bad music, movies and people who are into it. They just get on my nerves, thats all.

    And people who can steal cars are not playing video games, let alone GTA.

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