The announcement of Rockstar de Gta + for the new Remarizations of PS5 and Xbox Series X of GTA online is not inherently a terrible idea, but it is a bad opportunity. Since 2021, Rockstar has been making movements that have routinely bothered their fan base. This is a developer who used to receive a shower of praise, even with a bit of occasional controversy. While I am not ready to play the bell that declares that the golden days of Rockstar are over, the beloved developer must do better.
The announcement of GTA + arrived at the worst possible time. The service is an exclusive subscription for the Xbox XBOX versions X | S and PS5 of GTA online and offers benefits for members. For $ 5.99 / month, players get $ 500K in cash and discounts in the game, reinforcements of rewards and free articles. At the moment, there is no closed content or anything like that, GTA + is just a completely optional reinforcement package. If this was launched a few years ago, it could have attracted attention, but ultimately, it probably would not have become a fighting fight on social networks.
But, this will be launched in 2022. In the last year, RockStar has greatly neglected Buerto red online compared to his GTA counterpart after doing it independent, he confirmed that he will charge $ 40 for grand theft auto v the last remastery of As of June 202 and he launched the very defamed GTA trilogy who did nothing but underline the new era of Rockstar. While these ports / remasters were mainly handled by Grove Street Games, I still had the Rockstar logo highlighted in the box. That is typically a seal of excellence, but it was anything but trilogy.
GTA + does not help Rockstar to refute the idea that it has become a bit greedy. Many responded to the news with concern. Will this result in the content that is blocked for GTA + in the future? Will payments in the game be reduced by things like Cayo Perico Heist to push fans towards the advantages of GTA +? Nobody knows at this time and these are questions that fanatics probably would not have raised if the developer was not in a good rack. We communicate with Rockstar to obtain clarifications on the long-term plans for GTA +, but we do not receive an answer.
Of course, it is a developer who has to earn money. We know that they are working on the next Grand Theft Auto at this time and that it will take some time, so something has to fill the void and please shareholders. Games like Call of Duty have opened the door to annual battle passes in premium titles, so it is not a new concept, it is only one that doubles consecutive judgment mistakes.
Just a few weeks ago, people expressed their frustration for the disappointing it was the new gta v remaster is. Following that with the news of GTA + feels ambiguous. We still have no idea what the long-term plan will be for red online, that is, there is still no DLC of history in sight for GTA V or Death Red 2_ after years of requests, and much more. Of all the things that Rockstar could have chosen to announce or discuss, this was the wrong one and was done at the wrong time.
Of course, with the lack of goodwill of fans, it is difficult to say when Rockstar could have timed this news. Maybe when the next great update is launch? Maybe after the first trailer of Grand Theft Auto 6, if that is planned for this year. There must have been a better way to soften the blow after you ask the fans to pay between $ 10 and $ 20 for the remaster before the price goes up to $ 40 this summer.
I do not write this to mount an Rockstar Games hatred car, but rather to highlight a growing problem with Rockstar’s communication with your fan base. The confirmation of a new Grand Theft Auto was a great step in the right direction, but there must be more transparency so that we do not feel that there is a significant disconnection between the developer and the community. A frequent question that addresses concerns about GTA + would do wonders. One has to hope that the violent reaction to this news does not fall into a broken bag, but sometimes it is difficult to know. GTA + is not a bad idea, it just feels inappropriate at this exact moment.