Following an in depth report into the event of Rockstar’s massively anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier this week, a number of extra claims have surfaced, giving a clearer indication of simply how bold the undertaking was initially deliberate to be.
Rockstar lastly confirmed it was Engaged on GTA 6 earlier this 12 months, and whereas official particulars stay extraordinarily restricted, a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier on Tuesday shared plenty of tantalising particulars concerning the undertaking, claiming it’s going to be set in Miami and can function 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 bold that includes a map that would come with “giant swaths of North and South America”. Axios’ Stephen Totilo has since added a little more detail to those claims, citing his personal supply as saying Rockstar had earlier deliberate to have 4 protagonists in GTA 6, with the motion unfolding throughout three cities.
It isn’t an unlimited quantity of recent element, admittedly, however it gives a a lot clearer thought of simply how far Rockstar in the end selected to reduce its earlier plans because it moved to create a extra manageable growth cycle and a more healthy, extra sustainable working surroundings for workers.
Rockstar has lengthy confronted intense criticism round its firm tradition and reliance on crunch – and 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 Purple Useless Redemption 2 – however Bloomberg’s report claimed the studio has been working to enhance its tradition in latest 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 recent studies and unofficial particulars are prone to proceed rising now that GTA 6’s growth is “properly underway”, it is unlikely Rockstar may have a lot to share itself any time too. Bloomberg claims the undertaking stays a number of years away from launch regardless of being in manufacturing “in some type” since 2014.