No, we’re not yanking your chain. This information doesn’t come from Reddit, 4Chan, some man with 54 followers on Twitter, or no matter. Kotaku is reporting that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in “early growth” however don’t count on it anytime quickly.
In an article speaking in regards to the new modifications which have been put in place following the discharge of Pink Useless Redemption 2, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier dropped the bombshell. Within the piece, Schreier notes that the brand new GTA (it wasn’t explicitly known as Grand Theft Auto 6 however for comfort, that’s what we’ll name it) may have a “reasonably sized launch” and shall be expanded over time with updates. We clearly do not know what “average” means however Rockstar’s requirements are excessive and Grand Theft Auto is normally the business benchmark.
We don’t count on that to vary however from the sounds of it, the method shall be completely different. Rockstar’s been closely criticized for his or her intense working circumstances throughout their titles equivalent to LA Noire and each Pink Useless Redemption titles. It appears like they’ll simply be specializing in the core recreation with Grand Theft Auto 6 as an alternative of splitting growth with some workforce specializing in DLC content material.
The thought is to reduce stress and crunch. In fact, the sport is in its early phases and everybody’s allowed to breathe. The excessive stress normally comes throughout the final yr of a recreation’s growth. Rockstar workers are cautiously optimistic till they get deeper into the sport’s growth.
“The modifications have been adequate for me to remain and provides them an opportunity however let’s see what occurs down the highway when the pressures of delivering a ultimate product turn into actuality,” stated an nameless worker when chatting with Kotaku.
In order for you a barely higher concept of the place Grand Theft Auto 6’s growth at, one dev stated “it’s simply beginning up”.
“We’re speaking tangentially about one thing that feels prefer it’s simply beginning up,” stated one other developer. “In fact it’s going to really feel actually good proper now.”
Rockstar is a big firm stuffed with a number of studios throughout the globe made up of 1000’s of workers, so it’s seemingly all arms on deck. When can we count on to see Grand Theft Auto 6? We actually do not know. It’s extremely seemingly it’ll solely be on next-gen and that we gained’t see it till 2022 or 2023 on the earliest, particularly if Rockstar maintains the 5 yr hole between Grand Theft Auto V and Pink Useless Redemption 2.