Grand Theft Auto 6 is one of the most anticipated games by fans of the popular series, and Rockstar Games gives us little hint about the next installment. However, when it arrives, could it have a Free to Play mode? Take-Two’s CEO hints that it is highly probable.
It’s been more than 7 years since the last GTA came out and more than 2 years since RDR2 was released, and still little is known about the next Grand Theft Auto. Despite Rockstar’s silence, some rumors suggest it will be a limited-time PS5 exclusive, set to be set in Vice City during the 1980s and until a new location in South America. But of course, all these are still rumors.
Now, as reported by VGC , Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked in the company’s latest earnings call if “For example, in the spirit of Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty Modern Warfare, have any Would it make sense to make a game with some free component available for GTA or NBA 2K? “
Zelnick responded by saying that “we are quite open and we usually give a free component, and that is already a great value.” The CEO added: “And of course Rockstar has announced that GTA Online (V) will be a standalone experience for the next generation , arriving in the second half of 2021, and that it will be free for PS5 users for about three months. ”.
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Strauss Zelnick went on to say “So, as you can see, we are open-minded about our business model and I would not rule out the possibility that at some point, certain experiences may become free of charge out of the box.”
“I like what I consider to be a kind of linked free-to-play , where 100% of people recognize the value of the title and pay to play it, and they continuously have what is effectively a free-to-play experience attached to it. . That can last for many years. Grand Theft Auto Online, of course, has been successful for seven years and is expected to set a new record this fiscal year, surprisingly, ”concluded the CEO.
It remains to be seen then if Rockstar Games decides to turn the Online of the next Grand Theft Auto 6 into a free experience, or if it will have to be paid as before. But it’s definitely something to keep an eye out for, a play like this could give the GTA franchise an increase in its player base like never before.