Mod to bring Liberty City from GTA IV to GTA V

Liberty City

One of the reasons why PC gamers feel superior to their console counterparts and even sometimes call themselves the “PC Master Race” whilst referring to console players as “peasants” is the PC’s versatility when it comes to modding games. The PS4 and Xbox One have started to catch up a little bit with regards to this, with the obvious example being the modding capability of Skyrim: Special Edition for consoles but even that is quite limited when compared to how modders can manipulate games on the PC.

With this in mind, PC players of GTA V can now look forward to the ability to fly across the sea with Franklin, Michael and Trevor and explore the mean streets of Liberty City from GTA IV. Before I give you the gen on this, check out the teaser trailer released by modding team OpenIV.

Announced on a blog post on their forum, OpenIV have been working on this mod for GTA V since it’s 2015 PC release and here is some key information for you to bear in mind with regards to this massive mod:

  • There is currently no set release date, but it’s being actively worked on and is due “as soon as possible.”
  • OpenIV do not have the legal rights from Rockstar to distribute their assets as a mod – as such you must have a copy of GTA IV or Episodes from Liberty City for the mod to convert Liberty City into your copy of GTA V.
  • You must download a converter tool and other assets (to be defined) in order for this mod to create a Single Player DLC pack – this will then be installed into GTA V.
  • This mod will take up a lot of space on your hard-drive, the exact amount is as yet unknown.
  • This mod will only be available in single player, due to Rockstar forbidding mods in multiplayer. You will most likely find yourself banned if you try to use this mod online.
  • Liberty City will not replace Los Santos or Blaine County. Instead, the city will appear across the water to the south of Los Santos.
  • Finally, this mod will be completely free and available world-wide where GTA IV and GTA V is available.

I’ve tried a few mods here and there on GTA V, such as the Hulk mod which was super fun, but this mod looks like it’s going to be something else. It’s a pity that Rockstar wont allow mods online, as this would be an absolute game-changer there, but still it will prove to be a great experience to play GTA V in Liberty City.

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