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 venture was initially deliberate to be.
Rockstar lastly confirmed growth on GTA 6 was “properly underway” earlier this 12 months, and whereas official particulars stay extraordinarily restricted, a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier on Tuesday shared quite a lot of tantalising particulars in regards to the venture, claiming it will 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 have been far more formidable, that includes a map that would come with “massive swaths of North and South America”. Axios’ Stephen Totilo has since (*6*)added a little bit extra element to these claims, citing his personal supply as saying Rockstar had earlier deliberate to have four protagonists in GTA 6, with the motion unfolding throughout three cities.
It isn’t an infinite quantity of latest element, admittedly, nevertheless it presents a a lot clearer thought of simply how far Rockstar finally selected to reduce 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, stated workers had labored “100-hour weeks” to complete Purple Useless Redemption 2 – however Bloomberg’s report claimed the studio has been working to enhance its tradition in current occasions, having carried out the likes of a brand new flexitime coverage to right away achieve again further time spent working, a narrowed gender pay hole, and the hiring of extra producers to make sure workloads are higher managed.
Whereas contemporary stories and rumours will nearly actually proceed rising now that GTA 6’s growth is formally in full swing, it is unlikely Rockstar may have a lot to share itself anytime quickly. Bloomberg claims the venture stays a number of years away from launch regardless of being in manufacturing “in some kind” since 2014.