GTA V Update Removes Rockstar Editor on PS4 and Xbox One: What You Need to Know


Is Rockstar Pulling the Plug on Older GTA V Versions?

The latest Grand Theft Auto V update has taken a controversial step by removing the Rockstar Editor feature from the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

This video editing suite, introduced in 2015, allowed players to create, edit, and share videos of their GTA V and GTA Online experiences.

But with the game’s recent Title Update 1.68, Rockstar Games has decided to ax this functionality from last-gen console builds.

Why Did Rockstar Remove the Editor?

According to Rockstar, this move was necessary to “support ongoing updates for GTA V and GTA Online.”

The company claims that removing the Rockstar Editor will free up resources to keep the popular open-world title running smoothly on older hardware.

But is this just the beginning of the end for GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One?

A Concerning Trend for Last-Gen Gamers

This isn’t the first time Rockstar has trimmed features from older versions of GTA V.

In 2018, the Rockstar Editor was removed from the Windows Vista build, followed by its removal from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 versions in 2023.

Interestingly, the editor was never even included in the original PS3 and Xbox 360 releases, despite those consoles accounting for a staggering 43 million copies sold.

What Does This Mean for GTA V Players?

For PS4 and Xbox One players, the removal of the Rockstar Editor means saying goodbye to a powerful tool for capturing and sharing their gaming experiences.

While they can still use the in-game Director Mode for basic video capture, the editing capabilities will be severely limited.

Rockstar did provide instructions for exporting or saving existing Rockstar Editor projects before the update, but any unsaved clips are now lost forever.

Is This the End of the Road?

While Rockstar claims this move is to support ongoing updates, some players can’t help but wonder if it’s a sign of things to come.

With the next-gen versions of GTA V already available, is Rockstar slowly phasing out support for the last-gen builds?

Other Notable Changes in the Update

Aside from the Rockstar Editor removal, the 1.68 update also brought a few other changes:

  • Added capacity for voice chat moderation testing on PS4 and Xbox One
  • Fixed various issues related to voice chat on Xbox One
  • Enabled the “Vinewood Visionary” and “Majestic” achievements/trophies to be unlocked using Director Mode

So, there you have it, folks! While the loss of the Rockstar Editor is a tough pill to swallow, at least we can still enjoy the chaos of Los Santos on our trusty last-gen consoles. For now, at least. wink wink

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