Will Rockstar focus on GTA 6 online instead of campaign? - Dexerto

Will Rockstar focus on GTA 6 online instead of campaign?

Published: 8/Apr/2019 14:24 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 1:07

by Paul Cot


Despite zero announcements or even credible rumors so far, Grand Theft Auto 6 is still one of the most talked about upcoming releases. With an absence of information, we look at the possibility of Rockstar prioritizing online over the campaign.

GTA 6 online

Games have increasingly been geared towards their online element over the years. With the popularity of playing online, in comparison to single-player campaigns, it isn’t a stretch to suggest Rockstar will focus more efforts on their online offering.

Therefore, Rockstar will at the very least put more effort into GTA 6 online than they did GTA 5. After all, GTA 5 was released without the online component which released two weeks after. Furthermore, GTA 5 online back then offered a fraction of what it does today.

Rumors are circulating that GTA 6 could be a PS5 exclusive…

While GTA fans are understandably excited about the prospect of a fresh Grand Theft Auto campaign, especially utilizing a new generation of hardware, it will be online that will receive the most hype and have GTA players spending more time on.

Money talks in Grand Theft Auto

When playing GTA 5 online you’ll realize money is king – the same applies to Rockstar in real life.

GTA 5 has made a ludicrous amount of revenue since its release in October of 2013. As of April 2018, GTA 5 has made an estimated $6 billion in revenue. That’s an astounding amount of money.

GTA 5 is one of the most popular and profitable games in history…

Within that $6 billion number, it is also estimated 90 million copies of GTA 5 have been sold. If we assume an average price tag of $45, which is reasonable when including discounts and the most recent of sales, then just over $4 billion have come directly from sales of GTA 5.

This means, based on this estimation, that approximately $2 billion in revenue has been made from GTA 5 online alone. Even if this $45 per copy is off the mark, and it’s $50, then that is still far more than $1 billion in revenue for GTA online.

Meanwhile, Rockstar continue to update the online offering of GTA V.

Rockstar want profit

Consequently, we expect to see the focus shifted firmly towards GTA 6 online.

In a worst-case scenario, and even without an announcement, sales for GTA 6 are already likely to do very well. On the flip side, they might even surpass its predecessor GTA 5. Simply put, GTA 6 is going to sell well.

This means the additional revenue is going to come from GTA 6 online. Rockstar are unlikely to make the story mode campaign anything less than brilliant but ultimately they will put their efforts and attention where the money is. 

That is unquestionably GTA 6 online.


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.