The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 has begun development, however there are going to be some changes to the usual structure of the franchise.
According to Kotaku, it is strongly suggested these changes will see heavy use of continuous updates to expand the game. This comes following a change in working culture for the employees at Rockstar. Jennifer Kolbe (Rockstar’s executive) had this to say: “We have taken conscious steps to improve our approach to developing games in order to reduce the need for overtime”.
Whilst this may leave fans feeling like the initial release of the game will be incomplete, this will allow for Rockstar to practice a better working ethic. It seems as though since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar have had to address the stress that employees have to deal with to develop such highly anticipated games.
Rockstar will surely be still riding the high from RDR2 which as of February 6th 2020 had sold over 29 million copies.
Interestingly, so far there has been no confirmation of where this GTA game will fall within the franchise. Kolbe has only ever referred to the upcoming title as “new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series”.
Grand Theft Auto 6 is still a way off, but one thing that can be assumed is that the setting will be in Vice City. With the main titles working in a trifecta between Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City.