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After two years’ work, "Red Dead Redemption V” will no longer continue development.

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Gamasutra
reports that Rockstar Games’ parent company Take Two has asked that total conversion Red Dead Redemption V cease development. Red Dead Redemption V was announced last month on the GTA Forums as a total conversion for Grand Theft Auto V which would recreate Rockstar’s last-generation western open world game, Red Dead Redemption.

With fans long-desiring a way to play Red Dead Redemption on PC, as the title was previously only released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the Red Dead Redemption V mod quickly attracted a following.

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However, just one month after it was announced, the developers behind the total conversion announced that they had been contacted by Take Two:

“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 ... For the record this was never going to be a "pc port" it was just gonna be the map ... Undertaking this sort of a project with additional content ported over was never feasable , we were only gonna get a way to convert the map with both legal copies of each game , and some custom scripted additional content , there was never any intention or mention to either port a storymode over from RDR to V.”

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The reason for the contact from Take Two can be found in the name of the mod team itself. Calling itself the “.White Team”, the modders take their name from the .White toolkit, which Gamasutra alleges can be used to access content from multiple games running on Rockstar’s RAGE Engine (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine).

According to one of the developers, development ceased because “...they can sue me for the fact I provide a tool that "Reverse engineers" their property”.

With Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it seems that PC gamers won’t be getting a playable open world Western any time soon.

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JuleRose
JuleRose

This is why things like these should be remain a Secret, they should've finished this up first THEN announced its existence...

Copyright is so misused and broken nowadays.

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The007guard
The007guard

And after that they will do the same thing or , even worst, sue them directly since they would already giving away the mod to the community

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JuleRose
JuleRose

Well atleast People would've been able to Download and Redistribute it so it wouldn't get taken down so easily like the Terrorist Organization Hydra from the Marvel Comics & Movies.

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The007guard
The007guard

That`s where you`re wrong kiddo
*whispering*hail Hydra*whispering*

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RetroSith
RetroSith

they could still release via Torrent...

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Lateralus10k
Lateralus10k

Hey guys, I found a photo of Take Two CEO: I1.ytimg.com

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Milanium
Milanium

EU legislation allows reverse engineering to improve compatibility. Just the "Red Dead Redemption" is a possible trademark and the GTA V logo is probably also protected. However it is their intellectual property and if they ask you to stop, you should better do so.

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

It's crazy how hard it is to understand for some people. Just look up GTAForums is you want a good to share a good laugh.

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sjohund
sjohund

Gaming today is ****** cause lawyers put their ***** everywhere. Its all about money who $uck players. There will be no redemption on PC!

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Vertelame
Vertelame

lawyers=cats

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

I don't understand why people act surprised when this stuff happens. It's sad to see it happen, but these behemoths in the gaming industry have scarcely ever let anyone get away with things like this, even on the modding scene.

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Vertelame
Vertelame

well, they havent sued the guys who ported GTAV map to GTA SA right? (Or the GTAIV port for the matter)

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

Same franchise, though. You also have to suspect they MIGHT be considering a re-release of Red Dead Redemption on the PC. As for SA; SA is ancient. I'm not sure they really cared.

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Azatoth027
Azatoth027

"Not seen, not caught" =/= "Legal"
That's what people like this guy have a hard time to understand: Gtaforums.com

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WitchingSnake
WitchingSnake

RDR2 is about to come out. Since this jeopardizes its sales, well...
Oh and the whole trademark thing.

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Guest
Guest

Cant you guys change the map somewhat... and release the character models and stuff separately?...Then it wont be a "Red Dead Redemption"....just a western mod for GTAV....Release the intended effects and features separately....and change the Logo to be extra cautious. I know it will take some work, but it could be done.

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sjohund
sjohund

Seems someone is still working on a PC title... :)

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