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GTA 6 in “early development” according to Rockstar employees

Published: 15/Apr/2020 17:35 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 17:54

by Calum Patterson


Rockstar Games’ next game will be a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, and is still in early development, according to internal emails and employee interviews.

Kotaku’s report has obtained and reviewed an internal email from top Rockstar executive Jennifer Kolbe, outlining the studio’s plan to mitigate crunch and long working hours which affected staff during the development of games such as Red Dead Redemption 2.

Although Rockstar declined to comment on the story, interviews with 15 people who are either currently at Rockstar or left within the last year, revealed more about the development of their next game.

Rumors suggest that GTA VI will be set in Vice City.

Next GTA game in “early development”

For fans of the series, the most crucial information from the report is that Rockstar is indeed working on the next Grand Theft Auto game as their next release.

However, the game is apparently still in early development: “One plan that management has laid out for the next game, a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, is to start out with a moderately sized release (which, by Rockstar’s standards, would still be a large game) that is then expanded with regular updates over time, which may help mitigate stress and crunch.”

The report continues: “But there’s a catch: Rockstar’s next big project is still early in development.”

Where will the next GTA game take us?

One major piece of news to come out of the Rockstar camp in 2020 was the departure of Dan Houser, one of the lead writers on the Grand Theft Auto series, as well as one of the founders.

Rockstar employees told Kotaku that with Houser gone, there will be “fewer last-minute rewrites and overhauls” which were common for Red Dead Redemption 2.

It sounds as though the studio is making a concerted effort to reduce many of the problems that plagued the development of RDR2 with their next game, with Kolbe’s email reading: “We have taken conscious steps to improve our approach to developing games in order to reduce the need for overtime.”

Red Dead Redemption 2
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Rockstar developers were reportedly subjected to high levels of crunch to make

Kolbe also said they “will continue to take steps so we can more accurately predict and schedule games and DLC in a way that is more sustainable but still allows us the creative flexibility to iterate on the incredibly ambitious and complex games we make.”

This is the first time that we’ve heard any mention of a new Grand Theft Auto game from developers themselves, but of course, everything is still officially under wraps. We will likely know more in May, when Take-Two, the game’s publishers, give their next quarterly earnings call.


GTA Online Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

Rockstar Games
GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.