Following an in depth report into the event of Rockstar’s vastly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier this week, just a few extra claims have surfaced, giving a clearer indication of simply how formidable the challenge was initially deliberate to be.
Rockstar lastly confirmed growth on GTA 6 was “nicely underway” earlier this 12 months, and whereas official particulars stay extraordinarily restricted, a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier on Tuesday shared various tantalizing particulars concerning the challenge, claiming it’s going to be set in Miami and will characteristic the sequence’ first feminine protagonist as a part of a Bonny and Clyde-style duo.
Notably, although, Schreier claimed Rockstar’s preliminary plans had been way more formidable, that includes a map that would come with “giant swaths of North and South America”. Axios’ Stephen Totilo has since added a bit extra element to these claimsciting his personal supply as saying Rockstar had earlier deliberate to have four protagonists in GTA 6, with the motion unfolding throughout three cities.
It’s not an unlimited quantity of recent element, admittedly, but it surely gives a a lot clearer thought of simply how far Rockstar in the end selected to cut back GTA 6’s scope because it moved to create a extra manageable growth cycle and a more healthy, extra sustainable working setting for workers.
Rockstar has lengthy confronted intense criticism round its firm tradition and reliance on crunch – issues got here to a head in 2018 when Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser, who left the corporate in 2020, mentioned staff had labored “100-hour weeks” to complete Red Dead Redemption 2 – however Bloomberg’s report claimed the studio has been working to enhance its tradition in latest occasions, having applied the likes of a brand new flexitime coverage to right away acquire again further time spent working, a narrowed gender pay hole, and the hiring of extra producers to make sure workloads are higher managed.
While contemporary stories and rumors will nearly definitely proceed rising now that GTA 6’s growth is formally in full swing, it is unlikely that Rockstar can have a lot to share anytime quickly. Bloomberg claims the challenge stays a number of years away from launch regardless of being in manufacturing “in some kind” since 2014.