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‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ Gameplay: New Mod Turns GTA V into ‘Mario Kart’

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A couple of modders have recreated the N64 Yoshi Valley map from "Mario Kart 8" for the "Grand Theft Auto 5."

Although the modded race track cannot be played on multiplayer, it can be downloaded for the single-player mode of GTA V.

According to Kotaku, the new mod was developed by GTA5-MODS users MrVicho13 and Ray Koopa. The latter was the one who ripped the map from 2014's "Mario Kart 8" while MrVicho13 optimized and converted it for GTA V.

Based on the clips and images of the new mod, the race track really looks like the one from "Mario Kart 8." The users even tweaked it a bit to feature the traditional light and shadow effects that developer Rockstar Games uses on "Grand Theft Auto Games."

The race track, however, is fairly short and only takes about a minute to complete but it contains alternate routes which gamers can use to explore every part of the map. Also, the mountains and other objects outside the map appear to be incomplete. But, the objects within the map feature the same damage effects as seen in GTA games.

The N64 Yoshi Valley mod is now available for download through the GTA5-MODS website. As noted by the creators of the new track, gamers need to have the FiveM mod in order to play through the new map.

But, according to Cinemablend, those looking to play with the new map with their friends through online multiplayer mode will not be able to do so due to the legal action recently taken by publisher Take-Two Interactive.

Earlier in November, the company reportedly sent private investigators to the house of one of the founders of FiveM. MNR Daily reported that the user was asked the user to take down the mod sight and stop any current project.

Sources noted that this is Take-Two's way of enforcing legal action to prevent piracy.

"The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy," Rockstar Games said in a statement according to Ars Technica. "Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individual involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended."

Despite the actions taken by the companies, some users still continue to create and release mods for GTA V. However, as in the case of the "Mario Kart 8" mod these can only be played through single-player mode.

Tags GTA V, Mario Kart, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto 5 Mod, Video Games

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