Popular Grand Theft Auto Mods are Quietly Disappearing

A handful of popular Grand Theft Auto mods have suddenly disappeared from gta5-mods.com, prompting speculation about what Rockstar and Take-Two could have in store.

The mods in question are all map mods, including one that puts Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto 5 and another that makes Bullworth from Rockstar’s Bully game playable in GTA 5.

Rockstar and Take-Two have made no official comment, nor have the modders responsible for the content.

Some believe it points to an impending announcement of Grand Theft Auto remasters or an expanded version of existing games.

Don’t get your hopes up too much though.

There's no shortage of rumors about GTA remasters, but these same mods still exist on other GTA mod sites, including gta5mod.net.

If Take-Two issued a cease and desist order again, presumably it would apply to all existing versions of the mod, and not just one, just as it did in the past.

Rockstar has had an uneasy relationship with the GTA modder community since 2017.

Following parent company Take-Two's takedown of the popular mod tool OpenIV, Rockstar issued a statement saying they were happy with "reasonable" creativity as long as it didn't affect the experiences of other people in the game.

Take-Two issued another desist order in 2019, this time targeting the paid mod Evolve and saying it broke rules by negatively impacting others who chose not to use the mod.

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