Red Dead Online: With GTA 6, the game is considered “dead” by Rockstar fans! Why ?

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While Rockstar Games formalized the development of Grand Theft Auto 6 a few months ago, Red Dead Online is the scene for strange images. Players go on stage to mourn the game’s “death” Why? What is the next GTA involved in? Follow the leader!

Outlaws, dressed in black, kneel in front of a grave. “Thank you for these good times” writes one surfer on Twitter as another says “since 2018 you have made us dream, 2022 you give us regret”. On the hashtag RedDead Funeralplayers regret Red Dead Online’s “death”, the online dimension of Red Dead Redemption 2. Last week, its developer had Rockstar Games executive order put an end to “major content updates”, often articulated around themes (Moonshiners, Naturalist, Blood Money). Content additions that especially introduced new scripted missions and new roles, similar to character classes. In the future, therefore, Red Dead Online will have to settle for “improvements” and “special seasonal events.” For players, the Wild West is coming to an end.

Red Dead is dead?

Dissatisfaction with video game cowboys is not new. In response to our Twitter post, fans say they were disappointed with the July 2021 update – while on the site gameranx already a year earlier discovered dissatisfaction. The story has at least taken a new dimension the beginning of this year, while another hashtag, SaveRedDeadOnline, gathers the crowds on the famous social network. At the time, our article noted the following quote: “It’s been two years without any meaning from Rockstar. They don’t care, the support and love for Red Dead 2 is gone. It’s for Grand Theft Auto V from now on!” Players then hope for other quality content in games, and Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two (company that owns Rockstar Games) explains “hearing the frustration” of Internet users, content that unfortunately never comes.

What promises have not been kept (for Red Dead Online, editor’s note)? Honestly, all of them. It’s the worst online Rockstar has ever run. Money management etc was abysmal. The smallest purchase required hours and hours of farming. And the content SINCE its release is ridiculous The player “Aredi”, according to our message on Twitter

Yes, because there’s another elephant in space: Grand Theft Auto, whose fifth installment of GTA 5 is today the second best-selling game ever – 165 million copies worldwide since 2013 out of three generations of consoles – making the heyday of the studio and its parent company. On the sidelines of the solo adventure, it is especially the online dimension of the title that we owe to this enormous lifetime. Over seven years of existence, GTA Online, a true “game in the game”, has chained successful updates, which allows players to create criminal organizations, participate in crazy city races without forgetting robbery and the addition of new scripted missions. An example of the genre that is comparable to Fortnite’s power and that “transformed Rockstar’s business” according to Strauss Zelnick in a 2017 interview.

GTA 6 in the viewfinder

It is clear that when you find such an effective economic model, you will not quickly forget it. It’s obvious: the new episode of the franchise, Grand Theft Auto 6, will also put the package on the online dimension (Rockstar has not yet specified anything on this topic). A component that undoubtedly mobilizes today all study resources and of which Red Dead Online – but also GTA Online to a lesser extent – is the first victim. To justify stopping big new content in the Wild West online, Rockstar writes on its blog that it has “assigned a large portion of its team to the development of the next opus of Grand Theft Auto”. As a reminder, the evolution of Red Dead Redemption 2 had requested a total of more than 3,000 people!

Red Dead Redemption therefore finds itself as the great victim of studies and companies with crazy ambitions that have their eyes “focused on the future,” as Kotaku says. On Twitter, two camps are popping up: those who are excited about the idea that GTA 6 is now Rockstar’s number one priority; those who raise one waste in the light of potential from Red Dead Online. A potential that Dan Houser – co-founder of the studio that left the ship in 2020 – considered to be comparable to GTA. “We want (Red Dead Online, editor’s note) to be as robust as Grand Theft Auto Online as soon as it has taken its tracks artistically,” he explains during an interview given in 2018.

In the beginning (to Red Dead Online, editor’s note) they had promised a slow, completely coherent development of our character, as the game forces us to take our time (…) There was so much potential, business, activities ” The player “NiamoR”, after our message on Twitter

Repeat the business

The rest of the story you know. Interestingly, however, Strauss Zelnick has often been wise on GTA 5 | Red Dead Redemption 2. “It’s hard to expect something as successful as the most profitable cultural product ever” he said in July 2018, a few months before the release of the second episode in the Wild West. “I do not think it is a realistic expectation! Our hope, as well as our conviction, is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is an extraordinary creative product and that it will be excellent ”. The sequel will show that he is right, even if it is more for the solo adventure than for the multiplayer. Today, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold 43 million units and Take Two believes “satisfied”Of online success.

Of course, the goal of Grand Theft Auto 6 is that all facets need to be validated by the press and the players. But how can you imagine a success as resounding as the fifth part? Strauss Zelnick’s adage applies here too: hard to do better than the one who has already won everything, especially after the controversy over the Grand Theft Auto Definitive Edition remaster, which has tarnished Rockstar’s reputation. What is certain, however, is that the studio and Take Two will makes every effort to touch on the registrations of GTA 5. Even if it means putting a big adventure aside in the Wild West.


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