Rockstar Games are removing the Rockstar Editor from GTA V and GTA Online. In a surprising move, the game studio announced on Thursday they’d be removing a major feature from the game on two platforms.
Rockstar Editor is the great feature which has allowed players to record and edit videos inside GTA V’s Story Mode and GTA Online. Many incredible creations by the community have been shared since its arrival first on PC in Spring 2015. In that Summer, Rockstar brought it to Xbox One and PS4.
A new post was shared on the Rockstar Support website announced the removal of the Rockstar Editor along with details such as the removal date. This is what Rockstar have to say:
Changes to be made to Rockstar Editor in Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One
“The Rockstar Editor will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles as of February 20, 2024. This change is necessary to allow us to support ongoing updates to these games on both platforms.”
So on Tuesday February 20th, we will likely see a patch taking the feature out or disabling it until the next bigger patch. Many fans have speculated in the past how long Rockstar will be able to support the last gen consoles due to the dwindling amount of RAM from all of the content Rockstar continue to add to GTA Online.
Details on Rockstar Editor clip removal and how to save them
Rockstar state “All Clips or Projects will be deleted on February 20, 2024, when the Rockstar Editor is removed from these platforms.” However, you do have time to export those projects as videos. This can be done following these steps provided by Rockstar Games:
“Important: Exporting your Projects from your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, will upload them to YouTube. You will need to connect your Rockstar Games account to the YouTube account you want to upload your video to.
- Open the Rockstar Editor
- Select Video Gallery
- Select the Project you want to Export
- Select Upload to YouTube, then yes
- If no YouTube account has been linked to your Rockstar Games account, then select Yes to continue to link your accounts
- Follow instructions to link your YouTube account to your Rockstar Games account
- Return to game after linking the accounts
- If you agree to the Sharing Policy, select Upload
- Confirm your video title, then the video description, tagging, etc.”
What about Achievements and Trophies that are earned via Rockstar Editor?
An update has been made to the Rockstar Support article that addresses concerns surrounding Achievements and Trophies. Rockstar say “Achievements and Trophies previously unlockable through the Rockstar Editor will also be unlockable using Director Mode as part of this update.” First spotted by Tez2.
It is a shame to see this feature removed especially as it has allowed so many amazing videos from talented fans. However, it appears to be necessary to do if more content is to come for the PS4 and Xbox One. Many millions of people still play on the last gen systems but around 70 million PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles have been sold in just over 3 years.
Rockstar still aiming to support the old gen with content and they likely can see how many people are using the Editor. If it is not a huge amount, it will have made this tough decision a little easier.
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