A brand new report from Bloomberg has unveiled new particulars concerning the subsequent main Grand Theft Auto entry, in addition to how Rockstar is altering its picture.
Since 2018, Rockstar has been working behind the scenes to wash up its “frat-boy tradition”, which in accordance with some workers could be “stuffed with consuming, brawling and excursions to strip golf equipment.”
This “frat-boy tradition” work atmosphere could be along with the lengthy hours of crunch and allegations of abusive behaviour by prime administration.
To assist enhance themselves, Rockstar is making an attempt to be extra culturally and politically delicate, with the removing of transphobic jokes from the most recent GTA V re-release. And the cancellation of a mode known as Cops ‘n’ Crooks within the wake of the BLM motion within the wake of the killing of George Floyd in 2020.
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Bloomberg’s report interviewed 20 individuals who labored at Rockstar or left lately, one worker mentioned concerning the adjustments, that it has reworked from “a boys’ membership reworked into an actual firm.”
Different adjustments within the firm embody hiring contractors as full-time workers, firing abusive managers, and new psychological well being and depart advantages.
Rockstar has additionally carried out that extreme time beyond regulation received’t be required for workers engaged on GTA VI. And to assist keep away from time beyond regulation and crunch, Rockstar has extra producers to maintain observe of schedules and assist in the long term.
This firm tradition shift has additionally improved morale to increased than it’s ever been.
This new and improved Rockstar can also be translating into their subsequent sport, GTA VI by together with a playable feminine protagonist who’s a Latina and shall be considered one of two main characters. GTA VI’s story is being influenced by the real-life financial institution robbers Bonnie and Clyde.
Whereas all these adjustments to the corporate are for the good good, it has prompted some points reminiscent of an extended and slower improvement time for GTA VI.
Despite the fact that particulars about Grand Theft Auto VI are nonetheless slim, analysts predict that sport to launch someday between April 2023 via March 2024, which is Take-Two’s 2024 fiscal yr.
Nonetheless, like a few of Rockstar’s previous titles, the sport might simply be delayed additional into 2024 and even 2025.