One of the biggest selling points of the GTA V PC version was the ability to mod the game for a better experience and more. Well it looks like that will now get you banned as Rockstar made modding a violation of their terms of service.
This wouldn’t be such a big deal if it was for online mode, but you can actually get banned using mods in the single player mode as well. Rockstar has updated the EULA to now include this:
You agree not to:
[..] reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, display, perform, prepare derivative works based on, or otherwise modify the Software, in whole or in part;
So it looks like the GTA V modding scene is done and will not really be allowed to take off. Again this was a big selling point of the game adding many new features and even making the game look better.
Users that have been upset with this have taken to Steam and as of writing GTA V now has 6694 negative reviews.
User G0LKS left the following review:
Good game but can’t recommend due to Rockstar’s shady practices…Banning people, who paid 60 freakin dollars, because they use mods to enhance their SP experience is abhorrent and violates the basic principles of PC gaming. It’s made even more ridiculous by the fact that most of these mods are harmless graphical fixes (such as the FOV mod) which serve to improve the already awesome game that rockstar has developed.
It seems quite a lot of people are getting banned, we will just have to see how Rockstar reacts to the negative feedback.
Source: Guru3D | News Archive