Like all great things, eventually, they must come to an end. Unfortunately, Grand Theft Auto Online falls into that category and Take-Two Interactive doesn’t see the mode as a permanent fixture.
Speaking to Cohen and Company Technology(via GameSpot), Media & Telecom Conference, head-honcho Strauss Zelnick stated that GTA Online will never be an infinite entity and is intended to ‘rest’ at some point.
“Not only was it not our intention that GTA Online was permanent, but it’s important that it not be permanent,” says Zelnick. “We have to rest the franchise at some point.”
On the Shark Cards microtransactions alone, GTA Online has brought in over $500 million in revenue. This has pushed Rockstar Games towards the release of free content updates with a heavy emphasis on buying new content with in-game money acquired from the aforementioned cards.
Take-Two will continue to annually release for the WWE And NBA franchises, but will rest other titles to avoid “franchise fatigue”. Doing so will make fans of games like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and others more excited for new releases.
Content is still flowing for GTA Online almost three years after its release, with the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony DLC arriving on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 7th.
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