Rockstar have reminded fans of how important their feedback is, especially with the launch of the next-gen PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V next week.
Rockstar have witnessed the public outcry towards AC: Unity because of the technical problems and they are just trying to avoid this happening to their game [if] GTA V has any technical issues. Engaging with consumers before release to let them know they will be trying to rectify issues and that their game is not a cash grab. I don't think Rockstar have anything to worry about. A big part of the public feeling is bad feeling about the whole parity issue that hasn't dissipated. Parity, and micro transactions in a full priced game demonstrate that Ubisoft see their consumers as nothing more than people to be exploited.
You're probably right! It's the trade-off with bigger developers/publishers unfortunately - MONEY RULES ALL DECISIONS. On an individual level the devs no-doubt still have passion and drive to deliver the best content they can, but as you work up the chain of commanded to the ones pulling the purse strings, you lose a lot of that and it becomes pure financial gain at the cost of quality. Capitalism. :(
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