We Asked Rockstar What Happens To GTA Online After Red Dead Redemption II Launches

by Matt Bertz on Oct 23, 2017 at 09:45 AM

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Grand Theft Auto Online is currently in the midst of a strong run of expanded content. But after four years of undivided attention for its crown jewel franchise, Rockstar Games is about to enter a very busy release schedule. On November 14, Rockstar plans to release updated versions of L.A. Noire on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch plus a special VR rendition of the game for the HTC Vive. After the calendar turns to 2018, Rockstar is slated to release the most anticipated game of the year, Red Dead Redemption II, in the spring. This raises the question: Will Rockstar continue to support its smash hit after the studio turns its gaze to the next big thing, and when will Rockstar cease making new content for GTA Online?

"We don’t yet have a fixed end point in mind, but the rollout of updates may change a little in order to encourage players to try Red Dead Redemption II when it launches," says Rockstar Games director of design Imran Sarwar. "It would be great to have players splitting time between two incredible worlds, but we shall see how things evolve. One of the enjoyable things about working on a project like this is that you can iterate quickly, and change and evolve plans fairly quickly too, so we don’t have to be as clear in our plans as with other projects."

To read more of our interview with Sarwar, where he discusses the evolution of Grand Theft Auto Online and Rocktar's views on single-player games, head here.