Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer mode for Grand Theft Auto V, had its “greatest yr” ever in 2017, developer Rockstar Games has introduced. The studio introduced this in a weblog submit lately (by way of IGN), although it did not say if this achievement is predicated on participant numbers, income, or another metric. For December 2017 particularly, Rockstar mentioned extra individuals performed GTA Online than ever earlier than within the sport’s historical past.
This is extraordinarily spectacular, provided that GTA Online launched greater than 4 years in the past, in October 2013. It is exceedingly uncommon for any sport to have that lengthy of a tail. GTA Online’s ongoing success can little doubt be attributed to Rockstar’s spectacular dedication to launching new updates and actions on nearly a weekly foundation.
The new participant report for GTA Online comes not lengthy after Rockstar launched the large-scale Doomsday Heist growth. So what appears clear is that, as Rockstar and father or mother firm Take-Two have all the time mentioned, in case you make good content material individuals will flock to it.
GTA Online had its finest quarter ever in the case of income for the three-month interval ended September 30, although father or mother firm Take-Two has not shared any particular figures. Take-Two and Rockstar have shied away from discussing particular efficiency figures for GTA Online, although in 2015 we realized that the sport had eight million gamers weekly.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick at one time referred to GTA Online as “the reward that retains on giving” because it pertains to the cash it makes from the sport’s microtransactions.
GTA V has shipped an astonishing 85 million copies throughout all platforms since launch, making it one of many best-selling video games ever within the United States.
Given the large success of GTA Online, it stands to motive that Rockstar’s subsequent huge sport, this Spring’s Red Dead Redemption 2, could supply one thing comparable. All that we all know for positive, nevertheless, is that the western can have a “brand-new on-line multiplayer expertise.”