GTA 5 getting closer to full scale modding, thanks to OpenIV update

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Modders are already starting to chip away at GTA 5, but this is arguably the biggest breakthrough so far: OpenIV, a modding toolset used to access and edit Grand Theft Auto IV and Max Payne 3, has been updated to support GTA 5. Don't get too excited though, because thus far it doesn't allow the game's files to be edited, but it's probably only a matter of time.

What it does mean is that most of GTA 5's assets – including its textures – can be browsed, so we're probably not far away from discovering any well-hidden secrets kept inside the game.

It's worth mentioning that fiddling with GTA 5 in any way should be done with the utmost caution, and if you value access to GTA Online, you might want to refrain altogether: silly business may get you banned. Still, if it means we're one step closer to the kind of stuff we saw in GTA IV, then it'll be fun enough to watch from afar anyway.

In other news, someone has already made one of my dreams come true in the form of GTA 5 with Oculus Rift.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.