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GTA Online players claim Rockstar are ruining economy ahead of GTA 6

Published: 1/May/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto players believe that Rockstar Games are purposefully ruining the GTA Online economy in order to abandon the multiplayer mode ahead of GTA 6’s announcement and subsequent launch. 

The excitement for Grand Theft Auto VI has been growing ever since major online updates for GTA V started to slow down. Players had been expecting Rockstar to finally break their near-decade-long silence about the new game in March, though that didn’t happen.

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Some reports have claimed that the game is barely in early development, while insiders have stated that the story is “done” and the rest of the game is almost there. Though, it seems to be a mixed bag. However, some players believe that Rockstar has been using GTA Online to tease an announcement for GTA 6 – both in their new missions and their changes to the economy.

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GTA Online players have racked up some serious cash over the years.

The theory was brought up by Reddit user James_Torelli, who suggested that the developers are pumping money into GTA Online so that players can bridge the economic gap. In their post, the Redditor pointed to the increased amount of log-in bonuses over the last few weeks helping players rack up some serious cash.

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James_Torelli suggested that as players get more money and buy the most expensive items in-game, “there will be no more grind or sense of progression,” and the game will merely become a “glorified sandbox.”

That, they believe, will turn players away and leave accounts that have millions stored up going unused – especially as Rockstar begins their marketing for GTA 6 and the next-gen version of GTA Online. 

The Upcoming Economic Collapse of GTA Online from GTA6

As there is no real player-to-player economy – outside of handing over money from jobs and doing VIP work – some fans disagreed with James_Torelli’s theory, suggesting that GTA Online is headed for a major update, not death. 

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However, others suggested that the Redditor is on the right lines, pointing to all the speculation that currently surrounds GTA 6.

Of course, whether you believe the Redditor or not, there is no way of knowing what Rockstar has up their sleeve until they announce something one way or another. 

Many GTA Online players would happily take a major update, but the appetite for GTA 6 is certainly bigger than that.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.