Grand Theft Auto V Has Two Developers?
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2012-05-30 17:39:30
Rockstar North may be getting extra help for Grand Theft Auto V. The LinkedIn resume of a former Rockstar artist said that he worked on GTA V while employed by Rockstar San Diego, the lead developers for Red Dead Redemption.
As Videogamer notes, collaboration between different Rockstar studios isn't unusual. For example, Rockstar North assisted San Diego with the development of RDR and Team Bondi with L.A. Noire. Max Payne 3, released earlier this month, was a joint effort between Rockstar's Vancouver, New England, London and Toronto studios.
Still, Rockstar North has traditionally developed the main Grand Theft Auto series without outside aid. The only exceptions are when they needed a port after the game's initial launch, such as the PC version of GTA IV. If Rockstar San Diego has been working on GTA V for the past year, it's possible their involvement is more extensive than just port work.
Considering the importance of the GTA franchise to Rockstar and their parent Take-Two Interactive, it's not a bad idea for the company to pool their resources and make sure that GTA V is as great of a game as possible. The side effect of bringing in Rockstar San Diego on this project, though, is that it takes time or manpower away from whatever else they're working on. The wait for a Red Dead Redemption sequel could be longer than we hoped.
GTA V is expected either this fall or in the early months of 2013.
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