Mods and enhancements to games have always been popular on the PC side of the games world with fans and enthusiasts altering a developer’s project to their desires, extending the life and content of games in ways the original developers never could. Publisher and developer Bethesda Studios seems to be breaking new ground on that front with their announcement last year that mods would be coming to the console versions of Fallout 4. Although rare, console mods can be tracked even further to the time of Unreal Tournament 3 on the PlayStation 3.
Grand Theft Auto V is one such game the dedicated PC community is having a blast trying to mod and alter, even after having to wait 19 months to get their hands on the critically acclaimed title after its initial launch on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Popular GTA V mods in the past few months include the obligatory graphics enhancers, an assortment of Battlefield 4 weapons - complete with original sound effects - and even an entirely new island known as Raven Rock. On the more comedic side of things, there's now a Powerpuff Girls video made using mods.
YouTuber Merfish has created a hilarious re-enactment of the opening theme of the show using a collection of GTA V mods which features the three main characters of the game – Michael, Trevor, and Franklin – swapping in for the three Powerpuff Girls. Seen in the intro are nearly all of the show’s villains remade in NPC form including a chimpanzee filling in for the infamous Mojo Jojo. Other villains include HIM portrayed as a red-skinned man, Mr. Fuzzy being swapped for a pink Yeti, and heist mastermind Lester Crest coming in as Professor Utonium. The remake of the intro also features the classic theme song from the Cartoon Network show as well as the “sugar, spice, and everything nice” motto hilariously presenting GTA V’s main characters being born in a science experiment gone wrong.
Take a look at the tools used to craft this video and be impressed by the fan community:
- Sjaak327's Simple Trainer
- MAFINS' Menyoo
- Newtheft's Open All Interiors
- Alexander Blade's ScriptHook
While players mod the title to further the lasting appeal of the highest-selling Grand Theft Auto game in the series, Rockstar has yet to reveal any single-player DLC content akin to GTA IV's The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. The developer seems to be focusing its attention on GTA Online with patches and content updates, like the recent Lowriders DLC, being released on a regular schedule. With Grand Theft Auto VI, if the trend of releases for IV and V are followed, not coming out for at least another two years (five-year gaps between them), fans of the single-player story may have to wait a while to see if Rockstar chooses release any offline content for Grand Theft Auto V.
Grand Theft Auto V released in September 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360, late 2014 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on April 14, 2015 on PC.