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Rockstar’s new GTA promise is exactly what players needed

Published: 18/Mar/2020 2:25

by David Purcell

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Rockstar Games have released a statement that Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption 2 players will be interested in, with the development team deciding to work more from home for the foreseeable. 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced a number of companies, not just in the world of gaming, to have its staff work remotely rather than in their usual office space – with Rockstar, CD Projekt Red and others taking the decision to change their way of operating.

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With many players also spending more time at home, particularly those who have been encouraged to self-isolate or adopt social distancing methods in their daily lives, there might have been some fears among the communities Rockstar Games have created that the stream of content for such games could soon cease.

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Red Dead Online players may also be happy to see Rockstar’s newest statement.

However, the Rockstar team posted a message to social media on March 17 to reassure fans that their work is going to go on – as planned – for not just GTA Online, but also Red Dead Online too.

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The official statement reads: “We are doing everything we can to ensure that our games are up and running for you as we are now all spending a little extra time at home. To that end, we will be maintaining our regularly weekly programming schedule, bust stay tuned for more events and activities inside GTA Online and Red Dead Online to help keep things fresh and fun for our community.”

They went on to wish all players the best of help as we all fight through this global pandemic.

Many hopeful fans will also be hoping that a Grand Theft Auto 6 reveal trailer, or something along those lines, is in the works. However, there has been no official word on the next GTA game, despite numerous apparent leaks and rumors suggesting work for it is well underway.

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With so much uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus crisis, it’s good to see one of the industry’s major players committing to make sure those spending more time at home will have new content to play through.

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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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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.