'GTA 6' gameplay: Take-Two exec says they 'intend to continue' delivering single-player and multiplayer content
There has been an obvious increase in multiplayer-focused titles in the video game industry over the last few years, and many of these games have later found success. The same can be said for the biggest IPs owned by Take-Two Interactive. However, the game publisher reiterates its commitment to delivering single-player and multiplayer content, which is a good sign for "GTA 6."
'GTA 6' is very likely having single-player gameplay with multiplayer content
The future of the single-player game was one of the topics raised during Take-Two's quarterly earnings call earlier this month. And Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick offered a clear stance on the debate of whether or not multiplayer is in the position to make single-player content obsolete.
"There was ... an argument just a couple years ago ... in some of our competitors' offices, that single-player is dead, that it's all about multiplayer," Zelnick said (via Seeking Alpha). "I said specifically and publicly that we didn't believe that." Zelnick also hailed Rockstar Games as being known for launching well-received single-player, story-driven games. On top of that, the developer also proved its ability to bring out a successful online multiplayer, as evidenced by the success of "GTA Online" and "Red Dead Online." The latter launched as a standalone title this month and will be followed by "GTA Online" later this year.
Zelnick emphasized further the company's proven track record in launching successful games with both single-player and multiplayer before saying, "We intend to continue doing that." While the Take-Two boss did not mention "GTA 6" by name, this should be a good assurance to avid fans that Rockstar and its parent company are not taking the path of choosing between two vital gameplay modes.
This is not the first time Take-Two and Rockstar addressed concerns about losing single-player in "GTA 6" or other future titles. In an interview with GQ last December, Rockstar Games' design director Scott Butchard said the combination of solo and multiplayer gameplay is something the developers are "keen to carry forward."
'GTA 6' release date: Take-Two provides no update on next title's launch timeline
Even though Take-Two and Rockstar's statements about the future of its IPs have been reassuring, the fact remains the companies have yet to confirm the launch of "GTA 6." Most fans believe, and several sources claim, the next title has been in development. But a release window and its official announcement remain elusive.