Asked & Answered: The Rockstar Editor, GTA Online Updates, PC Mods and More

Posted on May 7 2015, 12:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

“The real question is: on what are we going to spend the money from the Heists? (For those who have practically everything)” – vens243
“What’s coming next [for GTA Online]…??” – Nilix
“Will there be more [Heists] added with future updates?” – carl0winer

To vens243 and others who are excited to show off their Heists spoils, beyond the many new vehicles and items that arrived to GTA Online as part of Heists, we are also working on another update coming soon that will feature some very cool new toys for you to enjoy and flaunt with your ill-gotten gains. For now, the screenshot above provides just a glimpse... For those asking for more Heists, please understand that Grand Theft Auto Online Heists were a tremendous undertaking so it’s not the sort of thing where we can easily create and publish additional Heists like other Job modes and missions. We are, however, working on other cool updates for GTA Online that you can expect over the coming months.


“I would like to use [the Rockstar Editor] but I’m on PS4. Hey Rockstar, can you do something please for PS4 players?” – Black_Pawn_01
“When’s [The Lab radio station] coming on next-gen consoles?” – GRUNSKY
“Is [The Lab radio station] ever gonna come out on PS4?” – sn3jku

The Rockstar Editor is an advanced tool requiring additional processing power so it would not be compatible with GTAV on the older systems, but we are currently working on a version tailored for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles – and we hope to release that sometime this summer, or as soon as it is ready. We are also planning to bring The Lab radio station to all four consoles in a forthcoming title update. Please stay tuned for more information.


“Will there be any more updates for [GTA Online] on Xbox 360?” – @ColtsPacersJosh

We want to support the older consoles with new content for as long as we possibly can. As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting.  We have continued to optimize the entire game over time in order to squeeze as much memory as we possibly could out of the last-generation hardware and at some point, continuing to add content for those systems could cause the risk of instability to the game overall. As of now, we are planning on releasing the next big content update for all five systems and we will continue to squeeze as much as we possibly can onto them.


“Why is [Self Radio] not possible on PS3/PS4?” – Destroy_Ger
“How about creating something like that in PS4/3 and Xbox platforms?” – Osprey11
“Can you put this on PS4 or Xbox 1 at least?” – RayzRBlayde1229

The GTAV PC Self Radio experience that plays your personally curated playlist of mp3s in the game as a fully featured and properly integrated radio station just wouldn’t technically be possible on the consoles as it requires more than the consoles allow at this time.


“I’m having soo much fun with GTAV on the PC but I just have one question about it, how come you are not allowing mods for it?” - @ClarkMatthew63
“Will I get banned from GTA Online for using a FoV Mod or Oculus Rift mod?” - @Mattophobia

We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV.  Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.


“We want to play GTAV with joystick. Will you add joystick support for PC? There is a huge difference between gamepad and JS.” – @eniyikotuadam
“Just wondering if there’s a possibility of including joystick support for GTAV in any upcoming patches or updates?” – received via Mouthoff
“Rockstar friends, GTAV PC version would be significantly enhanced if players could use their steering wheels.” – received via Mouthoff

Thank you for the feedback! We understand that many PC players out there would like to see enhanced peripheral support for specialized controllers such as flight sim joysticks and steering wheels. No promises, but it is something we are investigating to see if possible in a future update.


“Can I play GTAV on my Mac?” – received via Mouthoff
“Why this game isn’t [available for] Mac?” – Jaalloav

While GTAV isn’t technically released for Mac, you can actually play the PC version on a Mac by running Windows 7 or 8 through Boot Camp. You can find instructions along with some other requirements over at Rockstar Support.


“Hi Rockstar! Please report these guys on YouTube who destroy your game. Look at all the cheats they promote in their videos… I’d be grateful for answers on what you plan to do with about this?” – Aleek94
“Okay, so I've let this slip under the carpet, but now I'm really starting to get pissed off with the whole situation. I can accept people grinding Capture or Rooftop Rumble, what I can't get over is the amount of people doing money and RP glitches, and the YouTubers who are feeding the community with them... I suggest you take action on the YouTubers who are promoting these glitches… they need dealing with, because they're the ones starting to destroy GTA Online...” – ilewisgta

We are tremendous fans of the vast majority of YouTube content that fans post using footage from our games – everything from original machinima movies to funny gameplay moments to hypnotizing time-lapses and so much more – but we obviously do not support or condone any videos that attempt to instruct people how to cheat their way towards illegitimate RP, counterfeit GTA$, duping vehicles without having earned them and other things along those lines that compromise the fairness of the game’s ranking and economy systems. We have a long-standing policy on posting copyrighted Rockstar Games material over at the Rockstar Support website, and to make things clearer on this front, we’ve just added a bulletpoint about this particular type of content there. Just like our other long-standing rules about not posting pre-release leaked footage, spoilers or entire in-game television content episodes – anyone who posts videos that encourage and promote ways to cheat your way towards gaining illegitimate RP or counterfeit in-game money or duplicating in-game items without having earned them may have their videos flagged for takedown with YouTube. Thank you again to everyone in the community (and especially the hardworking and creative GTA YouTube community!) for helping to bring this matter to our attention. Thanks also to everyone in the community for your ongoing efforts since the launch of GTA Online in reporting glitches, bugs and exploits to us via the Support website – it’s invaluable information that helps inform fixes in Title Updates and via dynamic tuning to help keep GTA Online as fair as possible for everyone.


“Are you guys doing anything to fix godmode/invisibility and unlimited ammo [in GTA Online]?” - @TacticalTaco5

Absolutely. We have always taken this issue very seriously and have people dedicated to addressing these problems when they arise. Unfortunately even a tiny minority of people cheating can have a negative impact on a larger population. In addition, solving this problem requires a different approach on each platform. We have been regularly rolling out fixes for specific exploits and tools to enable us to combat cheating with each patch and we are going to continue to do so. While it’s unrealistic to say we can solve the problem of cheating forever and for everyone, we believe we are making significant progress on this issue and we will continue to work aggressively to stop these griefers in their tracks as best we can.


Asked & Answered is a special feature here at the Rockstar Newswire rounding up a selection of popular frequently asked questions with official responses from Rockstar. Have another question for us? Feel free to send it to our attention at mouthoff@rockstargames.com where we can have a look for consideration in an upcoming edition. As a reminder, if you have suggestions specific to GTA Online, you can send them to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com and if you have a technical customer support question of any sort, please visit​ http://support.rockstargames.com and consult our knowledge base to find help.

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  • R* Xon May 12 2015, 12:23pmFlag
    Hi all, thanks again to the entire community for your great questions and for your support as always!

    We know there’s many other questions some of you have, so as a reminder you can feel free to hit us up at the following feedback addresses and places:

    GTAOnline@rockstargames.com for wishlists and feedback on things you’d most like to see in GTA Online. We actively track incoming player suggestions there for consideration.

    If you are experiencing any sort of technical issue whatsover, the place to find help is http://support.rockstargames.com or via Twitter at http://twitter.com/rockstarsupport. You can also see current online server status information always at this Support page: https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200426246-GTA-Online-Server-Status-Latest-Updates

    And you can email Mouthoff@rockstargames.com for general inquiries and feedback – we can’t always provide an answer to all questions there especially on anything that hasn’t been announced previously, but we’re always interested to have a look at what you have to say.
  • sirjohnston4 days, 17 hours agoReplyFlag
    I just want them to add Lspdfr to xbox one so we can play as cops and do speed traps and stuff..
  • EliteSniper9496 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
    I would like 2 see coloured headlights like red, green and yellow ect... to match the neon lights on the car and the paint job ! Not 2 mention a variety of new vehicles, possibly mansions 2 buy and live in and a casino to gamble and try our odds in but possibly also a new high paying and very exciting heist with cool features and getaway's.

    Thanks It's just that recently gta 5's online world has fallen after no amazing new updates but adversary modes which in my opinion become boring after a while is all with no real excitement !
    • mn,.nk,.
      • G-Majca1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        R .... First of all iv been playin gta V since 17th september 2013,That Means from the beginning of this massive game,we built our own crew with only 57 members and we create deathmatches of our own,all we have been waiting for in an update is that casino to be opened,we see that banner on the door that its "opening soon" And weve been waiting forever,We Need a Pool Aswell .... For Now Thats what we wish for,we hope someday our wishes will be granted ,in the meantime good job for creating all of the games especially this one
        • PKFahaam1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          why dont u give gta 5 updates for ps3,please dont stop them
          • Johrelle920051 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            hi rockstar please add benny original motor workshop on gta 5 ps3
            • TrampyDog1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              Can we have an option to spawn in either prison or hospital after being killed. Cost say $500 but passive mode diabled. Other players can enter hospital as doctors or prison as gaurds providing they have purchased and are wearing the uniform. Gaurds and doctors can engage patients or prisoners.

              Another spawn option is to spawn inside ambulance or prison bus driving around los santos. Its free but you cannot get out for 30 secs so take the risk of vehicle being spotted.
              • ive just been wandering if its possible to delete a update from ps3 a useless one and add the 30 people lobby on old gen me and my crew got quite mad that new gen have the abillity to but we dont it would help crews out heaps by more members for crew battles and plenty more thanks for ur time if you read this.
                • Здравствуйте рокстар геймс! Пожалуйста, сделайте следующим DLC ограбления часть вторая. Мне кажется что там можно будет сделать ограбление MAZE BANK. Он же ничем не полезен, а так его можно будет ограбить!

                  • Marccacal772 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    If you can't put no more update on the last gen why not deleting the update that is useless and very old) and please add more *New rims for the normal car thaf you can customize at the lost santos custom and some of ghe rims are very old I'm just givimg an idea) And pther thing that i want back is 16 people in lobby cause 30 lobby game is very laggy.people getting kcked out the game because of the game to much people .(Homing Missile) pls remove it or put a rank thing on it like the RPG you have to be 100 to get the RPG pls put that on the (Homing Missile) like 110 or 100 pls it's annoying that every one can get it even lower ranked players ( this is my thought thank you for Reading) and i wish some of this that i said can be done for the future Update Thk you rockstar for the the Updates that you put on the game. :)
                    • rudebwoyshaq2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      Rockstar my question is why can't you guys make the mod yourself and send out an update to all five systems to allow police mod in single player mod, this was one of the main big reasons people also continued to play GTAV and without that doing missions and other fun stuff get boring at time, I know GTAV is all about crime and fun but what about the people who wants to do good too, all the community ask for again is an update for police mod single player only please!
                      • lionhumour2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        Bonjour rockstar voilà j'ai une question pour vous je voudrais créer une extermination mais il y a un problème car j'ai créer des plateformes en container à partir de là tout va bien ce que je ne comprends pas c'est quand je veux poser les armes sur la plate-forme en container ça refuse de poser les armes sur le container de la plate-forme pourriez-vous m'aider comment poser mes armes sur mon plate-forme car j'ai vu plein de joueur qui savait le faire merci de bien vouloir me répondre je vous donne mon adresse email ludovic_thomas@hotmail.com
                        merci à vous bonne soirée. lionhumour.
                        • kozaka_HUN2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                          Hi!

                          Why don't you do something with those modders? They kill always the public online sessions with modding actions. Nobody can play because they spawn airplains, or kills everybody with one command? This is not acceptable for me. I can not play with other normal players or take events, be VIP. Because all the modders win in one second or the jobs leader board are full with player magically numbers. If somebody do an unrealistic score, just ban him/her. And clear from the board.

                          Please do something!

                          Thank you: kozaka A never cheater!
                          • frenchfriez2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                            Are we planning on seeing animals being added to GTA Online at all?
                            • JAYJAY53961 day, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
                              @frenchfriez Red Dead Redeption a Rockstar title has wildlife online so cant see why they were removed from gta online, i want to go MT'Lion hunting with my friends in the paleto forest :D
                          • LindaVercetti3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                            hello Rockstar Games. I wish it could give more Compact Cars too.. it's so sad when guys are driving between Luxury Cars and Limousines.. there are really to less Compact Cars in Los Santos! I wrote you already a suggestion mail for that! ... btw. Burger Shots and Cluckin Bell could also be open too... so cheers! =) ♥
                            • leTerminator353 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                              Quand pourront avoir la 1ère personne sur oldgen
                              • Josu0804on April 23 2016, 10:33pmReplyFlag
                                ¿Habra editor de Rockstar para Xbox one?
                                • PaladinJeffon April 13 2016, 8:29pmReplyFlag
                                  Could we get more info on using the Oculus Rift on GTA Online? The answer only addressed mods. Or are we lumping VR support into the general "mod" category and thus single player only?
                                  • Logan_Foxon April 2 2016, 3:31amReplyFlag
                                    Hi R*.
                                    I was hoping to get more garages and more interactions with more clubs, bars and casinos, it's starting to get boring to just drive around with the lowriders and these lame ass missions. We need some other type of fun like gambling and minigames like pool, bowling or poker.
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