The team behind FiveM have released a statement offering clarity on content that is prohibited along with several other key topics.
Each month, Cfx.re release a “Community Pulse” that updates players on what’s going on with FiveM and RedM. Last month’s edition was the second since Rockstar Games purchased the group in August for an undisclosed fee. October’s statement highlighted their policy in place for FiveM and RedM.
This included the removal of real world cars and companies to comply with copyright laws. Many fans were upset about this highlight. Due to this, the group that run FiveM have provided more details on the removal of copyrighted content and more.
Community concerns addressed
Cfx.re explain that despite fans thinking real-world cars were only just being noted in their service policy, they “always encouraged creators to respect IP and not infringe other parties’ rights when developing mods for the platform.” Now that FiveM is under the Rockstar Games and Take-Two umbrella, fans speculate enforcement could become more frequent given they don’t want copyright issues.
Another thing the team want to detail more is that “any depiction of an in-game model under age 18 is considered a non-adult ped model”. All of these models “must be removed” as they are completely “prohibited under the PLA in any context or scenario; there is no exception for “character age-appropriate”.
RedM to receive greater support
Another issue fans had was in-regards to RedM for Red Dead Redemption 2 and if it would see a cut-back in support. Cfx.re say this is not the case. We reported in September that Rockstar Games had begun posting job listings for the Cfx.re team.
The job titles included (FiveM) in them. A few fans speculated this meant RedM would be put on the backburner but the job descriptions actually say “Rockstar Games is seeking experienced product management professionals to help define the future of the Cfx.re creator platforms, including FiveM and RedM.” Cfx.re reiterate this in their monthly pulse post by saying “The job listings we’ve mentioned are for both FiveM and RedM.” It’s also made clear with them saying “we are not planning on abandoning RedM”.
Interestingly, they go onto say that RedM is “far more challenging to work on than FiveM” in the backend. However, they are planning to use “Rockstar Games’ knowledge to help improve it in the future.” We shall hopefully see the fruits of this collaboration in the near future.
The anti-cheat systems in place for FiveM and RedM are set to gain improvements according to Cfx.re. Developers are “still focused and committed” to strengthening the fairness of their service.
Further general development to vastly improve FiveM as a whole
It is not just anti-cheat that is a main priority for Cfx.re. In order to make changes faster and less taxing, the team are mostly taking time to “optimize workflows and review legacy code”. Again, this might seem like a change with much visible improvement yet but in the long run it will make FiveM and RedM more healthy.
You can expect a txAdmin UI refresh next month say Cfx.re. This “new and improved version” was not quite cooked to launch this month but will be here in time for the next community pulse.
In terms of security, a brand new system has been designed and developed to help servers. It will tell you if your server’s license key has been leaked. This “should” also release in December if everything goes to plan.
This month, Take-Two discussed the acquisition of Cfx.re with investors. CEO Strauss Zelnick said “people are consuming our intellectual property. We would like to monetize that if we can.” which hints towards changes to how FiveM will potentially operate.