We can say that the Grand Theft Auto franchise is not what it used to be. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, but Rockstar’s current approach to content creation is drastically different from the days of San Andreas and Vice City. Grand Theft Auto Online has been a priority for Rockstar since its launch in 2013, and it’s not hard to see why.
Good news for those of you who are starting to wonder if we’ll ever see solo-focused GTA content again. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Rockstar developers Tarek Hamad and Scott Butchard made it quite clear that the studio is not leaving the single-player.
While discussing GTA Online’s impressive new Cayo Perico Heist update, Hamad touched on the single-player element of the online mode. More than any previous update, Cayo Perico’s narration and events really support the ability to play alone or with friends. This is the kind of thing we can expect to see more of.
When asked whether such an attitude towards single player stories would continue with future GTA projects, Hamad agreed. While we haven’t provided any further details, we can assume that it refers to GTA VI under development and that the future game will remain above all as a single-player experience.
It’s comforting to hear that Rockstar still has an intention to create a focused single-player GTA. After all, it’s been exactly seven years since GTA V, and instead of any official news about the next game in the series, fans are left to speculate on what to expect. Sure, it could be years before the release of GTA VI, but knowing that Rockstar hasn’t forgotten what we love is an encouraging update that will help make the wait a little bit easier.