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Fans of Grand Theft Auto 6 [GTA 6] will surely be pleased with the release and have a beautiful big map, but the new report on the corporate culture of Rockstar Games may disappoint. He revealed a strange release schedule.
The latest report of the English-language game magazine "Kotaku" provides insight into the efforts of rock stars to improve corporate culture and reduce employee burden [including "Grand Theft Auto 6"].
Interviews with Rockstar employees indicate that the next big game is the new Grand Theft Auto, and the released version is "moderate" to reduce the pressure on employees to work overtime. Then, developers will gradually expand GTA 6 with updates.
For open world games with single player campaigns, this step will be unusual. Usually, this is completely included in the game release.
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"Moderate release" may mean, for example, that there are fewer auxiliary tasks at the beginning, or that the map of GTA 6 is smaller than you expected. Updates after the game is released may unlock new areas.
According to the report, the release date is still unlikely. GTA 6 is still in the early stages of development. Previous rumors indicate that it will be released as early as 2021-it may take longer.
Is the information credible?
The above information about GTA 6 has not been officially confirmed, Rockstar Games has not yet announced the game, but the author of the report Jason Schreier is usually well informed and has many contacts with the industry.
In addition, measures will be taken to improve the working atmosphere. At least there have been strong criticisms before, because developers have to work long hours. It is also called "crunchy" in the industry.
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Rockstar employees would have spent 55 to 60 hours creating GTA games, and 100 hours a week to complete Red Dead Redemption 2.
But this is not the only problem employees must face. According to Kotaku, there were also allegations of sexual harassment of former executive Jeronimo Barrera.
In the fall of 2019, Rockstars Distribution Director Jennifer Kolbe sent an email to employees mentioning improvements in corporate culture. As the interview showed, these should now take effect. One developer said: "Overall, it looks healthier."
He added: "We will see if I pull out my hair in a year or two, but it looks like such a big company and we are moving in the right direction."
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