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Rockstar Games acquires Cfx.re, a popular GTA5 and RDR2 mod developer

Updated: Aug 16

The Grand Theft Auto 6 devs could be looking at a really cool future feature


Image: Cfx.re / Rockstar Games
Image: Cfx.re / Rockstar Games

During the pandemic, people watched a lot of streams, played games, and were generally just stuck at home. We all found ways to keep ourselves preoccupied and kill time. But, some Grand Theft Auto 5 fans took it to the next level.


Rockstar Games hasn’t always played nice with the modding community. But, the rise of roleplaying in GTA5 may have changed their minds a bit.


“Over the past few years,” the official Rockstar Games Newswire post states, “we've watched with excitement as Rockstar’s creative community have found new ways to expand the possibilities of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, particularly through the creation of dedicated roleplay servers. As a way to further support those efforts, we recently expanded our policy on mods to officially include those made by the roleplay creative community.”


Cfx.re is a modding community that has built a special tool that mods the game to allow multiplayer on private servers. It seems like a small detail, but it had huge implications for those looking to tell stories or play with only their friends and no one else.


You see, GTA Online is often chaotic. If a Twitch streamer wants to tell a story, roleplay their character, or just keep things between their pals, there wasn’t really an official solution. You could be in the middle of a story and BAM, you got gunned down by a rando on the server.


FiveM (for Grand Theft Auto 5) and RedM (for Red Dead Redemption 2), both made by Cfx.re, have been solid mainstays with fans of the games for years and now they’re both owned by Rockstar Games.


“By partnering with the Cfx.re team,” Rockstar’s post continued, “we will help them find new ways to support this incredible community and improve the services they provide to their developers and players.”


They promise to share more in the “weeks and months ahead” and left it at that. While the implications are that they could have the technology built directly into future game releases, they’ve left the door open for any possibilities.


In the meantime, you can still download FiveM and RedM for your games right now on PC.


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