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GTA 6 is in its final stages and Rockstar is bringing employees back to the office – 5 days a week for the sake of “safety” and “productivity”

Rockstar is asking developers working on GTA 6 to return to the office five days a week as the highly anticipated sequel enters its final stages of development.

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According to a letter obtained by Bloomberg from Rockstar’s head of publishing, Jenn Kolb, the studio plans to have GTA 6 developers return to the office starting in April for “productivity” and “safety” reasons. The latter was almost certainly partly a response to the massive leak of GTA 6 materials in September 2022, when more than 90 videos and images from a very early build appeared on the Internet prematurely. It cost Rockstar $5 million and thousands of hours of employee time, and the hacker was imprisoned for life in a maximum security mental hospital. And recently, the day before the show, a GTA 6 trailer leaked online.

 

Regarding productivity, Kolb wrote in an email that Rockstar saw “tangible benefits” from working in an office.

 

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According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, “employees are not happy” with Rockstar’s decision.

 

GTA 6 is planned for 2025 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S (a PC version has not even been announced yet). The sequel will return players to the sun-drenched streets of Vice City, and Rockstar promises that the game will “push the boundaries of what is possible” in the open world of the game.

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