GTA 6 again quoted by Rockstar: isn't silence better?

GTA 6 again quoted by Rockstar: isn't silence better?

GTA 6 again quoted by Rockstar

After the official confirmation of the start of work, Rockstar Games continues to talk about GTA 6. This time, the development team has opted to publish new statements about it in a long post launched on its blog, where it also revealed future plans for quantum it's about Red Dead Online and the online component of Grand Theft Auto V, which has now become a real game, very detached from the single player component. A statement, that of Rockstar, which perhaps almost makes us want even more silence.

There is no need to be surprised. GTA 6 is certainly one of the most anticipated games in the world and its existence alone (or presumed as such) is enough to fuel the machine of rumors and leaks. In a sort of rolled-out response to unified networks, Rockstar Games has simply stated that the next iteration of the franchise will necessarily have to be better than the previous one. Point, no more, no less. “The development team understands the players' point of view and their needs,” the exact words contained in the post launched on the blog. And then we ask ourselves, once again, wasn't silence better?| ); }
GTA 6, sooner or later, will be there. It will come and shake the market as we know it, returning to classify itself as the world's highest earning entertainment product. We just want Rockstar Games to break the silence as soon as it's needed, launching a teaser when the time is right to discover the next big iteration of Grand Theft Auto.

‘GTA 6’ Eats Up Red Dead Online Development As Rockstar Shifts Focus

GTA Online


Rockstar tried to make lightning strike twice with Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, which they hoped would be the sort of insane cash generator they’ve seen from GTA Online ever since GTA 5 was released.

That did not really pan out as planned, and for years now, it’s been a constant push and pull between fans wanting bigger updates and Rockstar not giving them very often. But now the battles are over, and Red Dead has lost to Grand Theft Auto. Grand Theft Auto 6, specifically.

Rockstar has announced that major development of new content will effectively cease on Red Dead Online, and instead those resources will be funneled into the development of GTA 6. From their official statement:

“Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be — and as a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online.”

Red Dead Online


Those changes? They will “enhance” things that already exist in the game, but will not add anything new of significance. They are not announcing the mode is dead, and they are trying to make it sound like it isn’t, but that isn’t how the fanbase is taking it. Here’s a top comment from the r/RedDeadOnline subreddit that seems to capture a lot of fans’ feelings both about this new, but about how the game has been supported the last few years:

“This is legitimately devastating. Rockstar never gave this game a chance. They pulled all the resources to work on gta 6 but somehow still managed to continually support gtao. This community hasn't asked for much and instead of even attempting to give us the things we've asked for, they took our outlaw passes. Then they took our weekly bonuses. This game has had such a devoted fan base and Rockstar never even tried to realize the game's potential.”

In terms of dollars and cents, what happened here is pretty simple to explain. Red Dead Online never became the cash cow that GTA Online did, so Rockstar invested less in it. That in turn led to less satisfied players, spending even less. The cycle continued until we arrive here, where the game will exist on life support in favor of the next big cash generator, GTA 6, which will almost certainly end up being one of the best-selling games in history, given the truly unprecedented performance of GTA 5 across three generations now.

This news also joins recent rumors that after the botched GTA Trilogy remaster, Rockstar scrapped plans to do Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV remasters in favor of again, putting those resources toward GTA 6 instead.

We still do not have a release date for GTA 6, a game that has been endlessly pushed back due to the continued, absurd level of success of GTA 5 since its release in 2013, and when all is said and done yes, it does seem like it will be over a decade between sequels. More to come.

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