So I was having this discussion with friends recently and I think it’s a really interesting hypothetical. I’m going to try to stay neutral (in this first post at least) in an attempt not to tint the thread with my own thoughts, but it’s an objective fact that the games industry is vastly different to where it was in September 2013, particularly in the journalism/news area.
We’ve seen the rise of YouTubers and G*mergate, and the critical and commercial fall of previous juggernaut franchises as Halo, Assassin’s Creed, and Mass Effect.
What are your thoughts on the inevitable release of GTA VI and the climate it will be released into? Even with the same level of gameplay polish and well-crafted open environments, can the franchise maintain momentum if it keeps its story tropes, politics, and gameplay styles?
At the very least, I think that the thinkpieces around the time are gonna be… really something.