Available for several days, the Cayo Perico Heist is already a hit with GTA Online players. In a recent interview, one of the developers has also returned to the solo component allowed by this update. And if his words are to be believed, that is to be expected to grow in the future, with Rockstar now wanting to include “more solo elements” in their online mode.
It’s now been a week to the day that The Heist of Cayo Perico, which Rockstar defines as the update “The largest and most ambitious” release on GTA Online at the moment is available. Adding an additional play area, namely the tropical island of Cayo Perico, it invites players to immerse themselves in a full adventure playable for up to four and including a myriad of new content details of which you can find in our dedicated article.
And if GTA Online is above all designed to be a multiplayer experience, The Heist of Cayo Perico offers the possibility to those who wish to play it solo. Moreover, on this subject, Scott Butchard aptly revealed in an interview for GQ Rockstar’s desire to include “More solo elements” in GTA Online in the future, in accordance with what the players have repeatedly called for. This update was thus a trial run for the studio which seems very satisfied with the result.
“We want to respect the teams and the players who want to play in co-op. But at the same time, we want to give solo players an equally valuable experience. There are benefits for both. If you go there on your own, you take 100% of the cut and it’s much easier to do infiltration and planning when you’re not on a call. With multiple players you can split up and do multiple things at the same time. You can achieve more secondary objectives, like I could send Tarek to the control tower to deactivate the air defenses while I start looting the little piles of money. “
The developer, who acts as Design Director on this extension, explains that everything has been designed to make the gaming experience as accessible as possible regardless of the number of players. Moreover, it even appears that the approach and the results may vary in each case, without there being any penalty in the final result. A visibly conclusive assessment for the moment therefore, which promises more experiences of this kind in the future since Rockstar intends to continue “To advance” this type of approach.
Moreover, Butchard took the opportunity to assert that the studio will continue “Absolutely” to offer solo narrative experiences, even though the success of GTA Online since its release continues to impress. Recall that originally, solo extensions in the vein of those of GTA IV were planned for GTA V, before being finally canceled in favor of the many updates to the multiplayer mode which met with an unexpected craze to say the least. From now on, the question remains to know when will be released the next game of the teams and especially, which it will be. Maybe GTA VI, if we believe the clue hidden in one of the teasers of the Heist of Cayo Perico?
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Credits: GQ Magazine