Remember the Red Dead Redemption V mod? The team that was attempting to port the entirety of Red Dead Redemption’s world into Grand Theft Auto V? Well remember it no more because it’s dead, kaput, finito. Take-Two has just put the kibosh on the entire project and the Red Dead Redemption V team has said it’s been forced to throw the towel in or face legal ramifications.
The takedown from Take Two comes just days after White Team, the mod's creators, shared the first ever trailer for Red Dead Redemption V. It looked really good, which is probably why Take Two had it taken down faster than you can say ‘Draw’. It can still be watched via the reupload for now, but I’d watch it soon as it’ll no doubt be taken down eventually. Just sit back, wipe away the tears and think of what could’ve been.
“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,” says White Team’s excellently named Mr Leisurewear. “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.”
It seems a little harsh on the surface, but any mod which infringes on copyrighted content is always going to find itself in a spot of bother. At the end of the day, the Red Dead Redemption game map is Rockstar’s content, so it’s well within its right to protect it.
A small part of me is still holding out hope that Take-Two only got so narked about this because Rockstar has its own plans for Red Dead Redemption on PC, but I’m not banking on it.
Another day, another Red Dead PC disappointment. Will we ever see Rockstar's western wend its pay to PC?