Rockstar Games Loses Key Writer Ahead of GTA 6 Announcement
The wait for GTA 6 gets even worse, as Rockstar Games' writing VP Michael Unsworth departs the studio, potentially hinting at the upcoming reveal of the upcoming sandbox game, and raising concerns about what we could be facing post-GTA 6 release. While we're all waiting for news of the GTA 6 release date, and trying to keep calm and carry on with the best GTA games, Rockstar's key writer exit could indicate some major changes in the writing team, and we could be facing some trouble in La La Land.
Unsworth, who has served as Rockstar's vice president of writing since 2013, leaves the studio, sparking speculation about the timing of his exit and the impending GTA 6 announcement. While Unsworth's departure doesn't necessarily mean a change in direction for the next Grand Theft Auto installment, it does signal a major loss for Rockstar, and could indicate a significant shakeup within the writing team.
"While we don't know exactly what Rockstar is up to, this is certainly a major departure," GamesIndustry.biz writes. "Unsworth's work on the narrative for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been widely celebrated, and his exit raises questions about what's in store for the world of Grand Theft Auto."
I for one am not ready for this jelly.
Unsworth's exit, along with the anticipation surrounding GTA 6's official announcement, has GTA fans like myself very excited, and speculating about what it all means.
While we don't know exactly what Unsworth's exit means for GTA, we do know that Rockstar doesn't do anything without a plan, and losing a key figure like Unsworth suggests major changes within Rockstar – which could mean big things for the upcoming sequel.
With the anticipation surrounding GTA 6, and the loss of Unsworth, Rockstar is likely gearing up for a significant announcement about the game, and we could be in for a rocky launch. With Unsworth leaving, Rockstar will likely be looking to fill a big writing void ahead of the launch of the next big thing.
While I'm sure word will get around as to whether or not the writing on GTA 6 is as good as Unsworth's (it better be), it's clear that the importance of writing in Rockstar's success cannot be understated. With Unsworth out, we will have to see how Rockstar plans to continue to maintain those high standards.
While we wait for news on the GTA 6 release date, Unsworth's exit adds to the hype, and I'm already getting a bad feeling about how it's all going to end.
GTA 6 fans, what do you think about Unsworth's exit, and the prospect of GTA 6 being a dud?