Why Rockstar Won’t Release GTA 6 In 2020

January 16, 2020 | Articles | No Comments

The rumor mill has been abuzz with speculation
about what’s happening behind closed doors at Rockstar. Much of the internet seems convinced that
the next big release from the studio will be the long-awaited sequel to Grand Theft
Auto 5. Red Dead Redemption 2 has had its day in the
sun – isn’t it time for a new, modern criminal undertaking? Probably. There are several stories floating around
the internet indicating Rockstar’s commitment to making another GTA game, but we don’t think
we’ll be seeing GTA 6 anytime soon; not this year, anyway. Sorry guys, but even if Rockstar is hard at
work on this fabled sequel, it might be years before we see it. The best we can hope for is an official announcement
this year. Fingers crossed! “Please – namaste.” Whatever Grand Theft Auto 6 is going to be,
it’s going to be big. Consider the city of Los Santos : it’s massive,
sprawling, and immersive. It contains such attention to detail that
players are still uncovering secrets years after the game’s release. We don’t envy the pressure Rockstar is under
to produce another ridiculously successful Grand Theft Auto game, and it’s safe to assume
that the developers will need years to produce a comparable experience. We’ve learned from the rather arduous and
even exploitative development hell involved with Red Dead Redemption 2 that these great
games take time. A lot of it. “Take it easy. You can do what you want. I don’t care.” The long-awaited release of RDR2 made Rockstar
a pretty penny, but its production was incredibly costly. Some of the devs were in crunch mode for years,
working upwards of 60 hours per week. Workers were encouraged to stay in the office
rather than go home, some offices going as far as to offer laundry services. Learning of this, public opinion turned against
Rockstar’s culture of crunch. It took nearly a decade for RDR2, and if Rockstar
doesn’t want to do crunch again, then it’s safe to say it will take much, much longer
for GTA 6. We’d sooner expect some kind of announcement
– a tease or perhaps a presentation at this year’s E3 – before Rockstar suddenly unleashes
Grand Theft Auto 6 onto the world. It would benefit the company to build up some
hype and a healthy amount of pre-orders. It turns out that we can’t really talk about
GTA 6 without talking about Red Dead Redemption 2. Imagine what would happen if GTA 6 was suddenly
released tomorrow: it would be chaos. Gamers would scramble to get their hands on
a copy, and no one would be playing Red Dead Redemption 2, let alone Red Dead Online. If Rockstar suddenly graced us with Grand
Theft Auto 6, it would essentially be killing the player base for its other games. This wouldn’t be a very lucrative strategy. Right now, Red Dead is Rockstar’s moneymaker,
and the studio doesn’t want to threaten its success with another game – especially when
it finally seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC isn’t crashing anymore. “You think on that, boy.” Right now, the developers of Red Dead Redemption
are tending to this ridiculously successful title that same way they did for GTA 5. Red Dead Online isn’t nearly as popular as
the frightfully lucrative GTA Online, but it has potential. Take Two, Rockstar’s parent company, has doubled
down on the strategy of adding content, updates, and items to already-released titles. This “games as service” model makes producers
quite a bit of cash; sometimes even more than what a base game gathers. We’ll sooner see more of these updates, like
GTA Online’s Diamond Casino Heist or Red Dead Online’s new moonshiner role, than whole new
games. Let’s not forget about Bully, either. Although Bully isn’t nearly as prolific or
popular as Rockstar’s other franchises, it has a special place within the culture of
the company. Bully hasn’t been forgotten, and there are
even rumors that there might be another Bully game in the works. We’d assume that a new Bully game would get
priority over GTA 6, because – like we said – Rockstar is making plenty of money from
the games it already has out there. In short, don’t hold your breath for a timely
GTA 6 release. While we’re definitely hoping for some official
news in 2020, we’re not so sure that this will be the year of a new Grand Theft Auto
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