Red Dead Redemption V, a mod that aimed to put the Red Dead Redemption map inside of Grand Theft Auto V has been canceled. Mr.Leisurewear, one of the modders explained in a GTA forum that the mod team was “contacted” after they released a trailer for Red Dead Redemption V which has since been taken down.
“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,” Mr. Leisurewear said (via Kotaku). “So thanks guys, we were all so happy to see this, but it isn’t going to happen, sorry.” the party that contacted the mod team might have been Take Two, the rights owner to the successful Rockstar developed series. It is usually not uncommon for publishers to stop fan made projects such as this one.
Red Dead Redemption V, announced in March aimed to bring the Red Dead Redemption’s map (the Xbox 360 version) into Grand Theft Auto V. A beta was planned to launch this summer. The mod would’ve been a single player game only. The mod team was also looking to the community to help with programming and scripting. The team gave an update on the development of Red Dead Redemption V “The framework is all there, we are constantly fine tuning the methods we use to convert the game.” They also stated “Out of all the other Rage games released before GTA5, RDR is the toughest one to crack, so please be patient.”
Despite their progress however, it looks like the project will never be completed. As for official games, the Red Dead series will return later this year with the anticipated release of Red Dead Redemption 2.