The creator of some of the most popular modding tools in GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, CFX.RE, has been acquired by Rockstar Games, according to an announcement.
The company announced on its website that Cfx.re, the collective behind FiveM and RedM, has joined Rockstar Games.
The creative community of Rockstar has been observing and learning from their mistakes, as demonstrated by the creation of dedicated roleplay servers in Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, creating exciting new opportunities for developers.
Our policy on mods has been broadened to include those created by members of the roleplay creative community, as a means of supporting their efforts.
Our collaboration with the Cfx.re team will result in innovative solutions for this amazing community and enhance the quality of services provided to developers and players.
During the pandemic, GTA 5 roleplaying became a hit on Twitch. The mod utilizes GTO to create novel game options, an expanded inventory system, policing framework, and other life-simulation-style elements, with hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning in for daily viewings.
This move may come as a surprise to those who recall Rockstar’s previous history with modders.
A group of modders was sued by Rockstar in 2021 for allegedly reverse-engineering the source code for GTA 3 and GTO Vice City. This case was eventually settled privately.