Shroud Thinks GTA Online Is 'A Flop' And He's Not A Fan
With Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek being one of the biggest names in content creation, there are some fans who hang on his every word. With this in mind, the 26-year-old Canadian has a lot of sway. Shroud has already said he hopes Cyberpunk 2077 dies so he won't have to plough his time into it, but now, he's taking a shotgun to Rockstar games' Grand Theft Auto Online. Safe to say, he's not a fan of the massive online multiplayer.
Way back when, the Grand Theft Auto series changed the gaming world forever when it dropped GTA V in 2013. Seven years later, the game is the most profitable entertainment product of all time, is only outranked in video games sales by Minecraft, and is still going strong thanks to Grand Theft Auto Online. While Online was originally launched alongside the base game on console, it branched out to become its own entity and has continued to deliver new content year after year.
Alongside the introduction of Heists in 2015, GTA Online always manages to surprise. Only recently, it promised to overhaul the way heists work with The Cayo Perico Heist taking place on a cartel-controlled island. Despite Rockstar still raking in the big bucks with GTA Online, Shroud has slammed it as a "flop".
What does Shroud think of GTA Online?
Shroud has never been one to mince his words, and when it comes to a recent video on his Twitch, GTA Online is next in the firing line. Despite the game's ongoing popularity and veteran status, Shroud explained admitted he's never been a fan. When one viewer mentioned the latest update, Shroud explained, "I mean, it’s cool that they’re continuing updates and stuff for GTA. It’s just not my style.
“GTA Online was such a flop for me. It just went in such a direction that it didn’t care for. Turned into some like open-world kind of like grief sandbox sh*tshow, you know? I didn’t like it". Can Shroud be lured back though? It's important to note he didn't necessarily slam GTA V or Rockstar's idea in general, just what Online turned into.
Discussing how things could improve with the inevitable GTA 6, Grzesiek added, "I’d love to see GTA 6 care about the modding community and work together, you know, on a united front and make some dope a** sh*t together". Unfortunately, he said he doubts it'll happen.
GTA Online: What's next?
Shroud isn't the first big name to call out Rockstar amidst accusations GTA Online is a cash-grab game. Still, it's insanely popular. Writing this article right now, there are currently 130,000 players online in GTA V. The latest update will definitely add another boost to the player count, so maybe it's about time Shroud gives it another chance? Either way, GTA Online has more than enough fans and is far from a dead game.
When it comes to GTA 6 revamping Online, everyone needs to remember the sixth main series hasn't even been officially announced yet. Barely a day goes by that there isn't some sort of "leak" or rumour relating to the idea of GTA 6. When it eventually drops, we should also expect an overhaul of GTA Online. We've seen this already with Activision merging Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone. Either way, we aren't expecting GTA 6 for a long time. This means Shroud still has plenty of time to hate on GTA Online in its current form.
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