The GTA franchise has collected quite the following over the years. Since its first game release in 1997, this has spawned many titles on PC, Consoles and Handheld devices over the years.
With the success of GTA 5 nine years ago, we have been waiting for GTA 6 to go into the works. The Game has been confirmed a reality by the announcement earlier this year by Rockstar North and Take 2 Interactive and here is what we know about GTA 6, So far.
Everything We Know About GTA 6
Production for GTA 6 has been going on and off since 2014. Initially, the plan for the next GTA instalment would feature 4 playable characters and a story that spans 3 different American cities. That would certainly justify 10 years of game development but Rockstar has now changed its plan to scale down to just 1 city and focus on creating as much detail for the area.
More Interior Levels
What sets GTA above the rest is its game setting. The GTA 6 world would be denser in content. Unlike other GTA games before this, GTA 6 plans to create more interior levels in the city environment.
With that in the works, we can expect to enjoy exploring buildings and rooms that are more detailed and every place feels authentic. With more interior locations to explore, Rockstar would be able to achieve just that.
Every Rockstar Team is hands-on in the Development
This was confirmed by Rockstar themselves. The new GTA 6 is in full production with every Studio in the Rockstar Family directly involved in the game’s creation. In previous GTA Titles, Rockstar North Usually does the game development.
GTA 6 However would require more resources that only one or two studios could not handle. One of their other games, 2 Red Dead Redemption took all 6 studios to develop and it looks like this would hold the same with the new GTA 6.
The Jokes Would Be More tasteful
Rockstar’s Franchise has always been a loud crass attempt to satirize American Life and Pop Culture. This has created a lot of controversies over the years and Rockstar plans to have fewer offensive jokes. This would be interesting to watch out for. After all, Rockstar Games are famous for their loud and crass humour.
Two Playable Characters and the First Female Protagonist
The initial development plan was for 4 playable characters. This time Rockstar has confirmed that the game would have male and female playable characters in the game.
The pair are reportedly inspired by Bonny and Clyde and one of the characters is described as a Latina woman. Other rumours are floating about the internet about details on the 2 playable characters but we will have to wait and see once Rockstar sets an official announcement.
Vice City Setting
Confirming a long-standing rumour, Rockstar confirms that the world would be in Miami and “Surrounding Areas”. the game will not be in the 80’s setting but on a modern take on Vice City.
Live Service Elements and DLC Cities
GTA will feature one city on the game’s release, and Rockstar plans more cities through downloadable content. This would work well with the game having online play and cities and quests would be added via DLC.
2024-25 Release Date
The Developers have recently announced that the game could take at least 2 more years to develop. That would put GTA 6 release date either in 2024 or 2025. Here is everything we know so far about GTA 6.
With development officially underway and all Rockstar Studios active in the development, we eagerly await GTA 6 to hit the gaming community with bated breath.
Overwatch 2: Is the Battle Pass Worth It | True Cost of Battle Pass
Does the battle pass for Overwatch 2 live up to its cost?
The Overwatch seasons last two months and for every season there is a battle pass that includes various rewards, such as character skins, weapons, etc. The battle is an important asset of every online shooter game since it helps players to upgrade their game and characteristics.
The True Cost of The Overwatch 2 Battle Pass | Is the Battle Pass Worth it
There are two tiers of the battle pass, one that is free, and one which is premium. The free tier includes the following items: Kiriko (available at tier 55), 2 Legendary skins, 2 weapon charms, 2 souvenirs, 1 Highlight intro and 15 additional items such as sprays, emotes etc.
How long does it take to get to level 55?
When asked how long does it take to unlock all the heroes, commercial lead Jon Spector said:
“The reason why we put Kiriko at tier 55 instead of 80 on the free track, is that we really want our players to unlock all the characters, we are not trying to put them far out of reach or make it really hard for the typical players out there.”Jon Spector
If you are a more hard-core player, and your goal is to unlock Kiriko as fast as possible you are able to reach that milestone in the first few weeks. If you are a casual player, you would be able to reach Kiriko a little bit later, but well before the season ends.
The True Price of the Premium Battle Pass
The second one, the premium battle pass is richer with loot, with immediate access to Kiriko, and other heroes, a battle pass boost of 15%, a mythic skin, 5 legendary skins, 2 epic skins, 3 play of the game intros, 4 weapon charms, 3 emotes and souvenirs, 6 poses and name cards, 8 player icons, 11 voice lines and 12 sprays.
It costs 1000 Overwatch coins which is the in-game premium currency. You can either earn that currency with in-game challenges or you can buy it with real-life money. Note that the challenges are limited and you can earn up to 540 coins per season if you complete all the challenges.
So, you would need to complete all challenges for two seasons to earn a battle pass. 500 coins are worth $5, and 1000 coins are worth $10. If you do the math, you would come to the conclusion that you would need to spend money to get the premium battle pass.
If you play regularly, and complete challenges earning those 540 coins per season, it means that you would have to pay 30$ per year to unlock all premium battle passes from all the seasons.
If you buy the premium battle passes you would spend $60 a year, which is not much but for the average player who is playing a free-to-play game, it’s not really bad because the game doesn’t lock all the heroes so it is possible to earn all the heroes through the free battle pass tier, although you would have to put a lot of time in the game.