Grand Theft Auto 6 needs to “exceed player expectations,” according to Rockstar.
Late last week, the studio announced it was ending ongoing development on Red Dead Online as it shifts resources to developing GTA 6. It was overlooked at the time, but as Push Square (opens in a new tab) As first reported, Rockstar makes a brief mention of its long-awaited game when writing about Red Dead Online.
“Over the last few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” reads the Rockstar Newswire blog post. “Understand more than ever the need to exceed player expectations and make this next entry the best it can be,” the post continues.
This is the only time Rockstar has commented on the new game in the GTA series since it was first announced earlier this year. At the time, Rockstar similarly announced the new game, placing it in a Rockstar Newswire post about ongoing developments in GTA Online.
Apparently, Red Dead Online isn’t the only casualty of Rockstar’s new push to focus entirely on GTA 6. Last week, a report claimed that both the Red Dead Redemption remaster and the GTA 4 remaster had been shelved so that the company could focus on making GTA 6. This was a follow-up report to an earlier claim that Rockstar had scrapped both projects after the poor critical reception of the 2021 GTA Remastered Trilogy.
With GTA 6 in active development, Could the end be in sight for GTA Online?