GameRant interviewed Roger Clarke, who voiced Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2. During the conversation, the actor shared his opinion on the new approach of Rockstar Games to video game production, which Jason Schreier spoke about in April.
To facilitate production and rework, the company may stop releasing games as big as Red Dead Redemption 2, but will keep updating them and developing the single player campaign. It will look more like a TV show.
The positive thing I see in this is that gamers will get more of the company’s games. Plot additions are a fascinating premise that can bring a serial dimension to scripts. Cliffhangers will be an important plot engine.
According to the resource, the potential result could be the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6 in two separate branches: single-player and multiplayer, and each of them will receive consecutive updates as long as possible.
Anyway, Clark trusts Rockstar:
Rockstar has proven itself for one thing – the ability to have one IP, satisfying gamers who love both story worlds and play online with their friends. With this approach, all Story Mode gamers will have the opportunity to extend their gaming enjoyment like never before.
However, from Clarke’s perspective, this makes long storytelling in games like Red Dead Redemption 2 less workable:
I don’t know how this will happen, but it makes epic, longer storylines like Red Dead Redemption 2 less likely in the future. At least on the first day of release, but so many exciting features will replace this. As an actor, I think this approach has a lot of potential.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on October 26, 2018 and is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There is no official information about the release of GTA 6 yet.