Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Mods Update: Russian Developer Gains Access to Encrypted Files
Perhaps the game will receive extensive mod support in the future afterall.
It goes without saying that one of the things that drew players to the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 was the potential for modding it. Since its release, Boris Voronstov of the ENBSeries has said modding is effectively “impossible”. This was followed by the developer of the iCEnhancer saying that the mod would be coming to GTA V on PC eventually lending Boris’ claims a hint of hyperbole.
A Russian gamer and software designer for OpenIV has since shown that modding is indeed possible in the game. Rockstar have since removed the images from their forum, hiding the trail from modders everywhere. Luckily, he shared a couple of images through his Twitter feed, where he also coined the word, RAEA which means Rockstars Annoying Encryption Algorithm,
While the future of the game seemed bright, due to the possibility of modding potential, things seem a little bit more dim for the time being. Perhaps modding capabilities will come later, if not the common consensus is that the game will “die” on PC.
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