In an unexpected announcement, Rockstar Games have revealed the acquisition of cfx.re, the development team behind popular mods FiveM and RedM that allowed roleplay (GTA RP).
Rockstar posted a Tweet on Friday saying “Today, we are proud to announce that Cfx.re — the team behind the biggest Rockstar roleplay and creator communities, FiveM and RedM — are now officially a part of Rockstar Games”
They linked a Newswire post that shares more details about this business decision. The company explain they have “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.”
Furthermore, Rockstar say they have updated their policy on mods to their games. The statement reads “As a way to further support those efforts, we recently expanded our policy on mods to officially include those made by the roleplay creative community.” Back in November we reported on changes made to the mods policy regarding roleplay servers which made some fans wary of clampdowns on modded content.
However, a new Rockstar Support article titled “Support and policy information for Rockstar Games authorized roleplay (RP) and community-created servers” offers new information. They are now listing FiveM and RedM as authorized roleplay servers.
Question: Where can I get information and support for Rockstar Games authorized roleplay and community-created servers?
Answer: Rockstar Games is committed to the growth of the roleplay community and the incredible experiences they provide within Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.
For more information on our roleplay policy see the following article:
- Roleplay (RP) Servers: https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/11374598771091/
For information on support for the FXServer or FiveM and RedM clients, please visit:
- Cfx.re Support: https://support.cfx.re/
Another article on the support site is “Support for Rockstar Games authorized roleplay and community-created servers”.
Question: Where can I get support for Rockstar Games authorized roleplay and community-created servers?
Answer: If you need assistance regarding community-created experiences as part of the Cfx.re Platform Server (FXServer), FiveM & RedM clients, or their associated services, please contact Cfx.re Support at: https://support.cfx.re/
Why did Rockstar purchase them?
In the Newswire post, Rockstar Games say “By partnering with the Cfx.re team, we will help them find new ways to support this incredible community and improve the services they provide to their developers and players. We look forward to sharing more in the weeks and months ahead.”
This is fairly vague for now but expect news to come and we’ll be sure to report on it as and when it happens.
The statement from the modders
The team at Cfx.re shared their own statement on their forums to go with this announcement.
“Today we are extremely excited to announce that Cfx.re 93, the team behind the FiveM and RedM projects – is now officially a part of Rockstar Games!
This is a huge step forward in the growth of our community, and an opportunity for us to work with Rockstar Games to advance the FiveM platform and the creative community surrounding it.”
Cfx follow this up by saying “While our day-to-day operations won’t have any noticeable changes, with Rockstar’s support, we are going to continue to improve our platform and we are truly excited for what this means for our users, community, and creators!” This claims the purchase by Rockstar will allow the team to continue working on FiveM and “advance” the framework without major changes to their everyday work.
The last part of the post teases “And for those curious about what else Rockstar is working on, please understand that our partnership with Rockstar Games is focused on our FiveM and RedM platforms. So please, do not ask us about the next GTA! Thank you all for your support. We can’t wait to see what the future brings!”
Speculation is already running rife as to what this could mean for the future of GTA Online, FiveM, GTA 6 and more. At this moment it is hard to know. We do hope this makes Take-Two less combative with modders in the community though.