GTA fans divided on potential “live service” BS that could kill the single-player
The Grand Theft Auto fan community seems to be at war as they argue about whether GTA VI is good or not.
Rockstar Games haven’t officially revealed Grand Theft Auto VI yet, but it is already creating a stir due to its possible live service.
Fans of Grand Theft Auto V were disappointed to see the game’s focus shift from GTA online, and the microtransactions that accompany it. Fans who are waiting for GTA 6 are bracing themselves for ” Microtransaction Hell” once the new online mode is released. They also believe that it may creep into single-player.
The game is still very mysterious, so rumors about it have been circulating online. According to the speculation, the open world is one of the biggest ever seen and will constantly expand.
This live-service model is causing some concern among fans, while others are convinced that Rockstar can deliver an enjoyable and complete gameplay experience.
Reddit user rtzx1 responded to the negative criticism of the game, by saying “GTA 6 is going to be worse than what you think I guarantee it. Can’t Wait for those who believe this thinking will be proved wrong when GTA 6 releases and turns out to be a masterpiece.”
Some fans agreed, particularly given that the development of the game can be traced back to 2015 – two years after GTA 5.
After spending 6+ years on a video game, and having millions of dollars in microtransaction revenue I’d sure hope that it was a great game. “R* is an enormous video game company with unlimited resources, and I don’t know why people act like GTA 6 would be a better game than the average.”
Rockstar’s single-player games have always sold well and have been the main focus of the company. The game’s main characters, Jason and Lucia, are also a big draw for many people. Rockstar knows that GTA 6 must impress and they seem to be working hard to achieve that.”
I’m not certain that GTA 6 can fail. “Too much money has been invested and they already have a formula that works, but it’s not working.”
The hype around GTA 6 is so intense that it’s difficult to see how the game could fail.
Rockstar has stated a release date of 2025. This could mean that we see the gameplay revealed next year.
When GTA V launches, it will be compatible with Xbox Series X/S or PS5 as well as PC.