‘GTA VI’ will focus on single-player, according to Rockstar. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Rockstar developers Tarek Hamad and Scott Butchard explained in pretty clear terms that studio is not abandoning single-player, despite what we might have thought.
While discussing GTA Online’s impressive new Cayo Perico Heist update, Hamad touched on the online mode’s single-player element. More than any previous update, Cayo Perico’s narrative and activities really do support the ability to play alone or with friends. That’s the kind of thing we can expect to see more of.
“I think you can see that with Online and I think going forward we’re going to inject more of that single-player element in there,” Butchard said.
When asked if that kind of attitude towards single-player stories will continue with future GTA projects, Hamad said, “absolutely”. While he didn’t elaborate any further, we can assume that he was referring to the in-development GTA VI, and that the upcoming game will remain first and foremost a single-player experience.
But hey, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the impressive single-player experience Rockstar delivered with Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s still something of a relief to hear the intent to create a single-player focused GTA.