Derwood wrote: treebird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Yeah, any single player DLC profit would have been a drop in the bucket compared to the ridiculous amount of money they've made off of GTAO. It's insane that the game is still a bestseller this long after release. For better or for worse, this is likely the model for them going forward.
it sucks, but my expectations for red dead are honestly pretty low as a result. it only makes sense that the game will have a nice but short single player and then shove you into online forever. hopefully i’m wrong.
But GTA V's single player wasn't short. They can do a robust single player game AND an extensive online experience.
If all the $ is coming from online play, then they have incentive to push you away from single player into online play. They will be actively restricting how robust single player could be.
As Sammy explained, GTA V was really a changing of the guard for Rockstar from churning out amazing games to churning out amazing video game worlds that would be welcoming to extended online play. There's every reason to believe that, as they continue with that business model, less and less will be devoted to the single player experience. From my understanding, they planned to have more feautres in GTA V single player that were removed at the last moment. And they announced some future DLC that was never released. They were still just beginning to feel out what balance to strike between online and single player. And now that they've seemingly made their decision, it wouldn't crazy to think the scales will shift even more.
That's a shame for me, as I don't play video games very often and have no inclination to launch into the online play world. But I've long enjoyed Rockstar games. I'll immerse myself into RDR 2 and enjoy single player. It will still be awesome, because it's being made by Rockstar. But it won't be as good as it could be.