Grand Theft Auto 6 Development is Bad News for Red Dead Redemption 3

With a game as large as Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) it seems like it would be a given that there would be a RDR3. However, there has been barely anything reported about GTA 6 so there’s a good chance that RDR3 would look nothing like the long-form storytelling found in RDR1 and RDR2.

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Of course, this cannot be exactly confirmed until Rockstar Games begins advertising for GTA 6 and actually confirms if it exists. Rockstar isn’t likely to back out of their most popular franchise though, but it does seem to be approaching it different than games past.

Grand Theft Auto 6’S Development Status

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“Crunch culture has been a huge topic for discussion this year; indeed, it’s an issue that constantly rears its ugly head but one that has yet to be resolved. This year, The Last of Us 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 were the focus for this discussion. In fact, after Cyberpunk 2077 release, GTA 6 fans were begging Rockstar to take its time with the game. After all, Rockstar has been brought up in the crunch culture discussions before,” says gamerant

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While its impact remains to be seen, there have been reports that indicate GTA 6 will effectively see the game launch Moderately Sized then to be expanded as the game goes on. “There is the question of crunch post-release, but it’s possible that this approach allows much of that to be mitigated.” In other words, GTA 6 will release in chunks instead of dropping the whole game in one day. “That’s likely to russell someone’s jimmies, but if done well and especially to the betterment of the team, it’s something that could be good for a game like Grand Theft Auto 6.”

Red Dead Redemption 3 And Incremental Development

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“But, whenever Rockstar begins to work on another RDR entry, there’s a good chance such an approach may harm the game more than it helps. There’s no proof, of course, that there ever will be Red Dead Redemption 3, but it’s unlikely Rockstar just abandons the Wild, Wild West. However, where an incremental approach works for  games like GTA 6, it wouldn’t work for longform storytelling like RDR.”

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Sure, much like GTA 6 RDR2 could divide up when they release certain parts of the game but the impact would be severely impacted. GTA 6 would be wild ride after wild ride, keeping players coming back for more. RDR has always been a slow burn, and will eventually burn itself out with the Story-mode part of the game. “It would be like if every person John Marston hunts down were the sections, thus delaying his eventual heartbreaking death and uniting with his family.” It would be just like if every move between camps was a section for RDR2; as a result long-form storytelling and slow emotional burns would lose their fun and excitement.

Whenever it’s time for Rockstar to cowboy back up, it’ll be interesting to see how it approaches the next franchise entry.

Source(s) gamerant, MrBossFTW

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