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Shroud shares grave prediction on when GTA 6 will release

Published: 19/Jun/2019 15:55

by David Purcell

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek shared his predictions on when fans can expect Grand Theft Auto VI while comparing it to an ambitious Kickstarter project.

Fans have been looking forward to the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series for years now and shroud believes it will be coming in the next couple of years.

Shroud was reminded of his anticipation after browsing through a Kickstarter project called RAW, an open world MMORP similar to the popular GTA RP that he deemed to be too ambitious. Despite this, he thinks Rockstar could potentially take a chance on a game like this.

“They could try,” he said. “You’ve got to take some sacrifices when you’re making a game like that. Let’s say Rockstar tried to do it, they would want to do it in the way of intense graphics which isn’t possible. Now, if you make it look like Roblox, sure you can do anything.”

Shroud argues a game like RAW isn’t possible right now or else it would already exist, but it doesn’t sound like Rockstar is taking it upon themselves to make it as they’re surely hard at work on GTA 6.

Shroud believes we’re still a little while out from getting the next installment in the storied franchise.

“We probably won’t see another GTA for another two more years or something, at least,” he explained.

He mentions that Rockstar also created Red Dead Redemption 2, which may have led to some delays in the next GTA.

Shroud, too, seems to believe in that sort of timeframe, predicting that we will see a new game from Rockstar in the next two or three years. 

At the time of writing, it’s impossible to speculate on whether or not Rockstar is aiming to produce a game more focused around roleplaying for GTA 6 – with the boom of GTA RP on Twitch in 2019 – but if they do, shroud doubts the developers would be able to reach the expectations for that type of experience at this moment in time. 

Fans of GTA, and more generally of roleplaying games, will be waiting eagerly for the launch of both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett in the future to see if such an immersive project could be rolled out across all platforms any time soon. 

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Twitch bans Ryan Haywood after disgraced Rooster Teeth star attempts comeback

Published: 21/Jan/2021 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Twitch has banned the account of former Rooster Teeth personality Ryan Haywood, months after he was let go from the company in light of predatory allegations.

The disgraced Achievement Hunter will no longer be able to interact with the gaming community through Twitch. Haywood’s personal account by the name of ‘SortaMaliciousGaming’ has been permanently banned from the platform.

Following more than a dozen allegations against him, Haywood was dropped from Rooster Teeth back in October 2020. A few weeks of silence had gone by before he returned to the internet through Twitch at the start of the new year.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the community to catch on with #BanRyanHaywood trending across Twitter shortly after.

Twitch answered on January 20, finally erasing his presence on the site.

Haywood took to the streaming platform to share a lengthy message with his remaining followers. “I wanted to say thank you to all of you who are still subscribed,” he said. “I’ve spent the last few months figuring out what the next steps are. Through all of it, having your support has been an incredible help.”

Immediately, former colleagues and the greater Rooster Teeth audience latched onto the statement, slamming Twitch for allowing him a voice on the platform. 

Haywood had previously used social media to groom multiple fans over a number of years. Many had even engaged in intimate relations while underage. “I made mistakes and will be leaving RT to focus on rebuilding my family and life,” he said on Twitter on October 6. “I’m sorry to anyone I’ve hurt.”

As a result of his infidelity and predatory behavior, Haywood’s presence has since been wiped from years of Rooster Teeth content. Countless colleagues of his also took to social media to show support for the community.

“I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on,” Haywood added in his message on Twitch prior to the ban, implying that it would be his primary form of communication moving forward into 2021. 

He now has no means of which to publicly engage with the community online. His privileges across Twitter, YouTube, and now Twitch have all been revoked.