Development team to be focused on Red Dead Redemption 2.
If recent rumours are to be believed, then the Import/Export DLC released for GTA Online in December is going to the be the last one, and barring a few updates, Rockstar are going to stop supporting the title as the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 draws closer.
Yan 2295, who has leaked quite credible information related to Rockstar and their games in the past, such as leaking Red Dead Redemption 2 or recently reporting that an LA Noire remaster might be on its way, recently talked about this in a blog post, saying that Rockstar will be releasing updates for a while “just to keep it alive” but nothing else apart from that.
“GTA Online updates are going to slow down this year,” he said, “to then stop around the time RDR2 will release. Apparently Rockstar North is “divided” in 4 parts as of right now,” he further added. “Some people are helping San Diego with RDR2, some people started working on the next GTA, and some people are working on another game. So you’re left with only a few people to work on GTA Online. You can’t have updates as big as we had in the past when you have 4x less devs working on GTA Online, that’s just impossible.”
Take this with a grain of salt for now, but it does make sense. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated.