As the headline suggests, Rockstar
is now beginning to redirect more internal efforts towards its forthcoming Grand Theft Auto 6
, an entry poised to destroy all other releases around it when it finally drops. And honestly, one we can't wait to see where the studio(s) takes us next, in particular with all the tech learnings from the still jaw-dropping Red Dead Redemption 2
, as well as what new hardware opportunities will afford the team to deliver what we know will be a seminal, sprawling open-world experience.
As per the Rockstar Newswire
, the studio has updates on operations and upcoming content for its two persistent online properties, GTA Online
and Red Dead Online
with the latter being the most affected in order to focus as much as possible on development of GTA6. But don't stress, cowpeople, support is still in place.
We would also like to thank the Red Dead Online community for their continued support and dedication.
Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be — and as a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online.
Firstly, with both new and experienced players engaging in the wealth of activities already added to this massively rich world including Specialist Roles, story-based cooperative missions, competitive Showdown Modes, and much more, we will continue to showcase these unique additions through Red Dead Online’s monthly events as we move forward, so players of all levels can enjoy everything the vast frontier has to offer.
Alongside seasonal special events and experience improvements — plus other changes to enhance and maintain a healthy Red Dead Online environment — we plan to build upon existing modes and add new Telegram Missions this year, rather than delivering major themed content updates like in previous years, and we will continue to highlight and share the creative efforts of our Red Dead community at every opportunity via the Newswire and beyond.
Once again, we want to thank the community for their continued support. We are truly grateful for all the constructive feedback we’ve received up to this point and hope you keep it coming. This direct feedback from players has been instrumental to the ongoing success of both GTA Online and Red Dead Online — and an integral element of what helps us continue to evolve and improve as we push ahead towards the future.
The full report, linked above, also goes into details on forthcoming updates to GTA Online for its denizens -- new and old -- with some exciting developments. On the Red Dead front though, there's some personal hope some of the peripheral exploits aren't just put to pasture such as a RDR1 remake, as we reported recently
, or a next-gen update to Red Dead Redemption 2.
Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.