Although gamers may be waiting for Grand Theft Auto 6’s release, Rockstar Games is in a very different position now than it was in 2013.
Rockstar let hubris, and their own greed, tarnish all of the good will they had. They're just the shark card company now to a lot of people. It's as simple as that. Do they put out good games? Yes. Do people trash talk them 24/7? Yes. Just like CDPR, you shouldn't allow yourself to create an ego when your entire business is built off of customer expectation.
I would posit though that Rockstar has yet to really be proven wrong in terms of them still making excellent open world games. Yes their online faring is exploitative junk, but they have yet to put a foot wrong as far as open world games go... You can't deny that even if they're not to your taste. Even though I didn't like it as much as IV, GTA V's single player was truly impressive back in 2013 when it came out. I think people just forget that now. My expectation is that they'll do the same with GTA 6.
The fact still milking a 2013 game porting a 2013 game to PS5 and XB S/X also isn't helping GTA 6 Rockstar are quite content milking and will continue to milk those Shark Cards.
As long as it funds Red Dead 3 let them do what they want to the GTA card shark suckers.
Yeah you say that but watch whenever it does come out it will sell millions upon millions of copies and be the fastest selling game of all time.
First they need to figure out how to handle the online for those people who dumped hundreds or even thousands of dollars into GTAO.
San Andreas was the last one I truly enjoyed so I can see where this is coming from. I’ve come to terms with game designers just being better 10-20 years ago. I don’t know why… maybe they were just more creative, maybe they weren’t so scared of political correctness. Whatever it is, I look through the old 360 backwards compact list and I’m amazed at how dull and sterile games have become. Variety has definitely been lost.
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