You might have noticed a piece of news in March regarding RDR maps in GTA V. Unfortunately, it would appear they have been hit with a ‘cease and desist’. Although currently unclear, the developers of the mod said they have been contacted and they will stop working on the mod.
The team was working on bringing the entire map of Red Dead Redemption to GTA V, with their goals being to make it “as close to the original as possible”. They were planning to add things like Parallax Occlusion Mapping and Tessellation, and created a road map for the mod. It was supposed to see a beta in the summer. Later on, the mod was supposed to have multiplayer support as well.
The team lead, “Mr.Leisurewear”, thanked the community for their support but said that the mod will not be happening. “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”.
It remains unclear as to who exactly issued the takedown, whether Take-Two Interactive or Rockstar games. In the end, it does not really matter. Playing high-res maps of the original Red Dead Redemption remains a dream, perhaps until the game actually comes to PC, which might be just too much wishful thinking.
In other news, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set for a fall release, with no actual date as of yet. The game is supposed to be heavily featured in Project Scorpio’s presentations in the coming months. Microsoft talked about its new “true 4k capable” console recently, and technical details are well known. A release date and the actual look of the console will remain a mystery until E3 2017, most probably.
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