GTA 6 Vice City map should be bigger but won’t be to avoid crunch
GTA 6 will be located in Vice City and is intended to be Grand Theft Auto’s biggest map yet, but reports claim that this location was supposed to be much bigger than it is now. The reason for the downsizing is due to fewer working hours for Rockstar employees as the developer improves its working conditions to avoid crunches.
GTA 6 map size
GTA 6 is currently codenamed Project Americas and that’s because the developer’s original intention was to have a map that included territories inspired by large areas of North and South America, at least according to former employees. from Rockstar who spoke to Bloomberg. These plans have now been revised and the map will not be set around Vice City, a fictionalized version of Miami, and areas surrounding the city. Rockstar plans to add new cities after game launch to increase map size; this move is to ensure that there is less chance of a crisis during the final months of the game’s development.
Since the allegations of 100 Hour Weeks in 2018, just before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar has been trying to clean up its image. Abusive employees were fired, schedules changed, and contractors became full-time employees. There have been care packages and mental health benefits. Rockstar promised excessive overtime wouldn’t be needed for GTA 6, but the revised schedule has slowed game production. The upshot is that the game isn’t expected to release until 2024 at the earliest.
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