One fan creates a mod that adds iconic Star Wars ships the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyer to Grand Theft Auto 5 for players to cruise around Los Santos.
With the Star Wars craze in full swing thanks to The Force Awakens, it’s no surprise that any and every game is trying to siphon some of the fandom, even Grand Theft Auto 5. We’ve already seen The Force Awakens trailer recreated using Grand Theft Auto 5, which was impressive on its own, but now one fan has added two iconic Star Wars ships to the mix. As can be seen in the video below, these latest GTA 5 mods add the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyer to the game, allowing players to zip around Los Santos in style.
Our friends at PC Gamer got their hands on the Grand Theft Auto 5 mod and took the Millennium Falcon on a little joyride to see how she flies. As seen in the video, the large ship can be difficult to pilot at times, though once it gets up to speed it can be a lot of fun to cruise around Los Santos.
As impressive as the mod may be, it’s worth mentioning that it is simply a re-skinned version of Grand Theft Auto 5’s fighter jet. Sadly, while the ship definitely looks the part, it doesn’t seem to have the Millennium Falcon’s lasers attached to its large hull. As much fun as it would be to fly, it definitely seems like there’s something missing if a friend can’t jump in the gunner seat and take down enemies. It also looks like there’s no lightspeed, so don’t expect to be making the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.
The gamer in the video also shows off a brief moment in an Imperial Star Destroyer. The behemoth starship moves at an elephant’s pace and also looks to be missing any kind of weapon, but still looks fun to inch around the atmosphere.
There’s a good chance the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyer are only the beginning for Grand Theft Auto 5 Star Wars mods. We don’t imagine it’ll be long before modders – possibly even KAFAROS – start incorporating other recognizable Star Wars elements into the game, such as X-Wings, Tie Fighters, and other ships. And of course such vehicles wouldn’t be complete without Star Wars-themed character skins like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader.
This isn’t the first time gamers have incorporated pop culture mods into Grand Theft Auto 5. During the recent Avengers excitement, modders added The Hulk, Iron Man, and Hulkbuster to the game. Once the current Star Wars hype dies down a little, modders will no-doubt pick up the next buzz-centric movie, TV show, or game to build mods from.
What do you think about the Millennium Falcon mod for Grand Theft Auto 5? Are you planning to fly Han Solo’s ship around Los Santos? Let us know in the comments.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.