Rockstar Games’ GTA Online is constantly growing as the company continually adds new features and game modes. According to a report by RambleMedia from Jan. 4, Aaron Garbut, art director at Rockstar North, recently discussed how unused ideas from GTA 5 may be added to GTA Online in future updates.
During the development of GTA 5, the company and its staff thought of many ideas and plans for the title. However, not all of these ideas are able to get completed and, thus, didn’t find their way into the game. As we reported yesterday, Rockstar had to discard a rather large amount of ideas and potential content from Grand Theft Auto 5 due to limited time. You can find Garbut’s full comment explaining the situation below:
As a group of people, we’re never short of ideas. There are always things that come up during development that you want to add. Often we do, but the closer you get to release, the less that happens. I don’t feel like the game fell short, but there is undoubtedly a huge volume of plans and ideas that we wanted to do to push it further.
Though the ideas didn’t make it into GTA 5, some of them may be added to GTA Online in future updates. Due to the fact that GTA Online is always changing, adding new ideas and content plays an important role in the mode’s success. Garbut explains that Rockstar loves the fact that GTA Online isn’t static as the company can add things and make the game mode grow. Find Garbuts full comment below:
What I love about our GTA Online plans is that the game is no longer static. We can continue to add these things and evolve.
Furthermore, thanks to social media, Rockstar is able to connect with players and adapt the GTA Online experience to meet the needs of players. Read Garbut’s full explanation below:
That's even more exciting these days, where through forums, Reddit, etc, we have a real direct connection to the people playing the game. We can respond to what they are into and what they hate more than ever. It's something that really suits the way we work, the way we're always trying to adapt the experience and avoid walking blindly down a set path.