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GTA RP boosts Grand Theft Auto on Twitch as views skyrocket

Published: 12/Jul/2019 16:15 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 23:36

by David Purcell

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Grand Theft Auto has attracted an astonishing number of viewers on Twitch during the second quarter of 2019, and GTA RP has played a massive part in making it happen. 

The online modification for the game has surged in popularity on the streaming platform during the course of the year, with thousands flocking to roleplaying streamer’s channels to follow the storylines of their in-game characters. 

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With the infamous NoPixel server being made harder and harder to access by the day, a new study from StreamElements shows the game has almost tripled its Twitch viewers since statistics were last published, at the end of March – racking up almost 218 million hours of gameplay watched, defeating their first quarter’s 86 million. 

Twitch: SsaabGrand Theft Auto’s popular roleplaying mod has grown in popularity like wildfire on Twitch.

Popular internet personalities such as Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar and have created characters for GTA RP, which could have played a part in Summit leading the way for views on the platform in April, with over 10 million people jumping in to watch Charles Johnson in that month alone, the report reveals. 

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The online mod will, of course, have its detractors. Watching somebody play out the role of another character on-screen is not everybody’s idea of entertainment, but the statistics certainly show that there’s a huge market for it. 

StreamElementsStreamElements statistics show summit1g’s views soared while playing GTA RP in April, 2019.

StreamElements’ study also shows that Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game Apex Legends was not in the top ten most viewed. Don’t quickly presume that there’s a shift away from BR games, though, as Fortnite is placed firmly on top of the list with over 300 million hours watched in Q2. PUBG also features in tenth place, with 65 million hours watched. 

StreamElementsHere’s how the Top 10 most watched games have changed between Q1 and Q2 in 2019, with GTA V moving up four places.

So, what does this mean for Rockstar? Well, it certainly tells the game developer that despite releasing their game in September 2013, their strategy of constantly adding new content to GTA Online is still attracting interest. 

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GTA RP is not an official creation from the developers, though, but its success could be an indicator for Rockstar moving forward that implementing something that provides this type of experience could work in future titles.

Whether or not more GTA RP players will emerge in the third quarter remains to be seen, but the game as a whole certainly seems to be hitting it off with fans – based on this report. 

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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.