When Remasters Fail, New Grand Theft Auto Content Rises
After releasing Grand Theft Auto 5 almost a decade ago, Rockstar Games has seemed hesitant to follow up the 2nd most profitable game of all time. Instead, their efforts focused on larger projects like Red Dead Redemption 2 and remasters of other games.
Originally, the company was planning on remastering Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Dead Redemption 1. But according to a known, reputable source within Rockstar, those priorities have shifted internally.
As per a reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV & RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind.
The poor reception of the Trilogy DE might be a reason behind that decision.#GTAIV #RDR1
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While at this stage unconfirmed, Kotaku claims that this information lines up with what other media sources have been telling them. Both for the project switch, and the reason behind it. Rockstar’s now-infamous remasters of early Grand Theft Auto titles didn’t go well, and motivated them to change gears.
As of now, Rockstar themselves have not commented on the situation.
If these rumors turn out to be true, what would you like to see in the next installment to Grand Theft Auto? The speculation mill remains fresh and we’d love to hear some new takes. If you have any input you’d like to share, the comment section down below will offer safe harbor!