Nowadays, Rockstar has transformed into something else entirely, seemingly trapped by its very success. This is a developer that made Bully, Max Payne 3, Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver and Redemption, Midnight Club, and even a very good ping pong game, inspiring adoration and a ‘what will they do next?’ anticipation. But now? Now it inspires frustration.
Them days are gone. GTA5's success has made it next ti impossible for R* fi work on a smaller project
I think we will see them release GTA6 towards end of this generation and than within the first 18 months release an updated version
RDR needs a remaster TBH with updated Controls and would love to get a remake for bully
What many don't realize is the fact a lot of the OG R* members have left already. What's sad is we are told how easy the development is now yet games takes forever. Big time developers use to release multiple big projects but now it seems that's not going to happen moving forward
In terms of online multiplayer and the wait between each release, sure. In that respect Rockstar have become frustrating. But they still put out bangers. No one can deny that. With every new GTA and Red Dead they've redefined what open world games can be, and they've continually pushed the boundaries of what's possible. No one crafts open worlds like Rockstar.
That's not to say that GTA 6 couldn't be a disappointment. It absolutely could be, especially the online. But Rockstar have proven themselves time and time again. I'm not going to count them out until they actually release a bad game.
Agreed, but I think the same goes for EA, Ubisoft, Konami, and other former giants in the industry who used to release multiple games a year, in different genres, and were more willing to take creative chances back then.
Right now, they just seem to be chasing ‘huge AAA hits’, and nothing else, and the way they're going about that, and all the side-BS they’re now more concerned with (expansions, micro-transactions, GAS, even NFTs, etc), is disappointing.
Right now, it seems these organizations are mostly being run by greedy, clueless and cowardly ‘suits’ who are just chasing ‘trends’ and ‘buzzwords’, forcing their devs to shoehorn those into their games, while not having the faintest idea on what actually makes a good game, or what the community wants from these games.
I refuse to swallow that pill that "rising dev costs" is what is stopping Rockstar making more games. It is just down to milking GTA V as dry as it can get until there is nothing left. Flogging the dead horse that is GTA Online into the ground will make them regret things when they have nothing else to fall back on. The fact that they have cancelled literally everything just to focus on GTA 6 leads me to believe the next gen release of GTA V milked edition didn't live up to their expectations and they are scrambling to catch up.
Success will change everything - the smalls get big, the old bigs buy them or get bumped aside, and the cycle begins again. I'm surprised it took this long for Rockstar.