The parent company of Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, has stated that the next Grand Theft Auto VI won’t disregard the studio’s single-player heritage.
One of the most massive leaks in video game history
Rockstar Games is working on an unnamed Grand Theft Auto game. Following Grand Theft Auto V (2013), it will be the eighth major Grand Theft Auto game and the series’ sixteenth overall. In February 2022, Rockstar announced that the game was in production after years of rumors and leaks.
One of the largest leaks in the history of the video game business, footage from an incomplete version was posted online in September.
Grand Theft Auto V was released in September 2013, and Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies stated that the studio has “some ideas” for the series’ future installment.
The game, code-named Project Americas, was described as having a female playable heroine and being predominantly set in a revised version of Vice City and South America in March 2018’s The Know.
GTA’s single-player experience?
The long-awaited Grand Theft Auto game is official “well started,” according to Rockstar, who made the announcement last week.
Fans are already contributing their own aspirations for the sequel, and the developer has promised to reveal more information whenever it is available. To be honest, they were performing for years prior to the game’s official announcement.
How much of the single-player experience will be lost in order to use additional multiplayer and live service elements seems to be the main issue among fans of GTA VI.
You simply need to take a look at Grand Theft Auto Online, which Rockstar has prioritized since its release in 2013. The studio’s focus has long been on the multiplayer game, which continues to make absurd amounts of money and receives a regular supply of patches and new features, all seemingly at the expense of any more single-player GTA action.
You can see why some fans may imagine Rockstar and Take-Two will try to graft the popularity of GTA Online onto GTA VI.
However, it turns out that we probably don’t need to be concerned. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick reassured investors on a recent earnings call that the business still believes in the potential of single-player games and is aware that this is what Rockstar is renowned and adored for.
We never held that view because we understand that single players still have a place in the game, Zelnick said. “There was a moment when a handful of our competitors were adopting the position that single player was dead. “I think there will be a role in the future.”
Rockstar is known for storytelling, and yeah, Rockstar is also recognized for these wonderful open-world experiences; they clearly do both incredibly well. Then there are games that are intended to be purely multiplayer experiences.
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This is similar to what Rockstar devs Tarek Hamad and Scott Butchard said to GQ Magazine when the Cayo Perico Heist update for GTA Online was released last year.
You can see that with Online, and moving ahead, Butchard said, “I think we’re going to integrate more of the single-player element in there.”
When asked if future GTA projects would maintain a similar perspective toward single-player storytelling, Hamad said, “definitely.”