In an age of on-line gaming, and regardless of the success of GTA On-line, Rockstar continues to be firmly dedicated to the single-player expertise.
Regardless of the final entry within the sequence releasing again in 2013, we have but to listen to any official data relating to GTA 6, however Rockstar has been hinting in direction of its existence and this trace is not any totally different.
Rockstar Nonetheless Dedicated To Single-Participant Video games
GTA On-line is a massively profitable property for Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive, with the video games’ income up 28% 12 months over 12 months.
Throughout an earnings name earlier this week, Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick defined that the plan for GTA 5 and On-line was to at all times launch as a single-player recreation after which add multiplayer later, which is what they did.
“The parents at Rockstar Video games meant to create a strong single-player expertise and a story-driven expertise… after which developed as well as, an enormous multiplayer alternative over the previous years.”
Even with a shift within the trade in direction of multiplayer video games reasonably than solely single-player experiences, Take-Two nonetheless consider in single-player video games,
“There was an argument simply a few years in the past, not round right here, not on this store, however in a few of our opponents’ places of work, that single-player is lifeless, that it is all about multiplayer. We did not consider that. I mentioned particularly and publicly that we did not consider that, our labels do not consider that”.
GTA V took the corporate to new heights, producing $1 billion in income within the first three days, and to do it has offered greater than 140 million copies, whereas GTA On-line generates over $700 million per 12 months.
Each entities set new gross sales and exercise data in 2020, displaying that the GTA model exhibits no signal of slowing down.
Regardless of On-line producing over $700 million per 12 months, Rockstar and Take-Two must be mad to show their again on the income that core GTA video games generate.
In a best-case situation the place each copy was bought for $60, GTA V would have generated $8.4 billion in income up to now, that’s no small change.
GTA: Wild West version, or Crimson Useless Redemption 2 as its additionally recognized, has offered over 36 million copies.
Whereas not as fashionable, it’s extremely thought to be among the best single-player experiences up to now.
It’s extremely unlikely that Rockstar will ever cease growing single-player GTA video games, even when the On-line facet performs effectively.
So it’s secure to say that GTA 6 will probably be a single-player recreation just like the earlier entries.