Rockstar Will Never Let GTA 5 Die

  • Australian developer Video Games Deluxe is recruiting for a new AAA open-world VR game.
  • The game is being developed for Rockstar Games, the publisher behind Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Is Rockstar planning to bring GTA 5 to another platform?

According to a post on LinkedIn, Australian developer Video Games Deluxe is recruiting for a new AAA open-world VR game backed by the deep coffers of Rockstar Games. Is this the first sign that Rockstar isn’t finished wringing another payday out of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)?

There’s a New Open-World VR Title Coming, and Rockstar’s Publishing It

Having finished developing L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, Video Games Deluxe is recruiting for its next “ground-breaking project.”

Going by the positions up for grabs – including senior programmer and engine programmer – the game is still very much if the early phase of development.

From the announcement:

Having finished the critically well-received L.A.Noire: The V.R. Case Files we are now gearing up for a new project, a AAA open world title in VR for Rockstar. 2020 marks our 7th year of working exclusively for Rockstar in Sydney and we are excited to taking on this ground-breaking project.

We have a number of job openings in our Sydney studio including Senior Programmers, Engine Programmer, Designer and Animator. If you are interested in one of these positions or would like two speak to someone who works here about VGD please get in touch.

The “open-world” description isn’t one you’d immediately associate with a VR title, especially one that mimics the breadth and scope of Rockstar’s titanic game worlds.

VR limitations seem inherently at odds with a largely explorable open-world, if only for how tedious point-to-point VR movement mechanics are in most games.

It will be interesting to see how Video Games Deluxe translates the freedom of a Rockstar open-world to VR. The size of the map will take a hit, that’s a…

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