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GTA 6 takes huge leap forward as Rockstar makes major acquisition

GTA 6 takes huge leap forward as Rockstar makes major acquisition

It's official: Rockstar has joined up with modders!

Grand Theft Auto news is always something to get excited about, especially when it’s news of a major acquisition that’ll give GTA 6 a much needed creative boost.

We appreciate this is going to get a lot of fans to fever pitch, but we’ll try to break it down as quickly as possible, to allow you adequate time to celebrate.

Catch up on what we know so far about GTA 6, the creatives behind the GTA 5 mod and roleplaying communities FiveM and RedM, has been acquired by Rockstar Games. What this means is that those creative minds, minds that have helped elevate the GTA experience over recent years, will have an active role in development.

According to Rockstar’s press release, the company has “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.”

It continued: “By partnering with the team, we will help them find new ways to support this incredible community and improve the services they provide to their developers and players.”

Gaming mods are part and parcel of a lot of players’ experience. However, not every developer or publisher welcomes them, even though they enhance and/or expand on content already there. Yet mods are a sign of appreciation, of a way to keep the fires of a game burning long after it finishes – that’s what’s happened with GTA.

The news is especially shocking given the fact that Take-Two, Rockstars’ parent company, has actively taken down modders by serving them DMCA notices. As one surprised fan exclaimed, in full caps so you know they’re psyched, “IT’S A NEW ERA”.

Naturally, with more dedicated and passionate talent joining the team, some people are speculating whether’s input will go beyond simply working on roleplaying servers and to actually being involved with GTA 6.

After all, GTA 6 has been in development for a decade now, with the devs taking their jobs seriously to ensure fans are rewarded for their patience and loyalty.

At this stage in the game, all we can do now is speculate because Rockstar has left their announcement brief and to the point. Though they did end their announcement by saying “We look forward to sharing more in the weeks and months ahead”, so plans are clearly in motion.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games, Take-Two