GTA creators “absolutely” want to continue telling single player stories
Rockstar wants to keep on telling stories in the Grand Theft Auto universe that can be experienced alone. Yet it also seems they’re aiming to merge single player stories and online gameplay. This information was gathered from a GQ Magazine interview with Rockstar’s Tarek Hamed and Scott Butchard.
It is suspected that Rockstar, having finished Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, is currently developing Grand Theft Auto 6. But, after the immense success of GTA Online, there is some speculation (and worry) that the next iteration of the popular open world series won’t be a full single player experience.
Still, Tarek Hamad was said to respond conclusively when asked by GQ Magazine if Rockstar will continue to tell single-player stories: “Absolutely.” On the other hand, a recently released expansion of GTA Online, The Grand Perico Heist, seems to be developed in such a way that players can enjoy it by themselves, as well as with other players. Butchard: “[This structure is] something we’re keen to carry forward. We want to respect teams and players who want to play co-op. But at the same time still allow solo players to still get just as valid an experience out of it.”
GTA Online is a separate online component based on GTA V, and is playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. An update for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S will arrive in the second half of 2021.