GTA Online no longer ‘static’, will evolve with fan feedback, says Rockstar

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 12:58 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 art director Aaron Garbut has revealed that a wealth of ideas were cut from the final game during the development process, but that the ever-developing GTA Online will see many new ideas added to the mix on an ongoing basis.

Speaking with Edge, Garbut recalled that the GTA 5 concept was always evolving and changing from day-one, and that the decision to include three switchable protagonists was always key to the narrative. The mechanic was a “leap of faith,” he said.

He confirmed that content was cut along the way and certain ideas were pushed to the background. However, given GTA Online’s ongoing, malleable development those ideas could see the light of day.

Garbut added, “As a group of people, we’re never short of ideas. There are always things that come up during development that you want to add. Often we do, but the closer you get to release, the less that happens. I don’t feel like the game fell short, but there is undoubtedly a huge volume of plans and ideas that we wanted to do to push it further.”

“What I love about our GTA Online plans is that the game is no longer static,” he added. “We can continue to add these things and evolve. That’s even more exciting these days, where through forums, Reddit, etc, we have a real direct connection to the people playing the game. We can respond to what they are into and what they hate more than ever.

“It’s something that really suits the way we work, the way we’re always trying to adapt the experience and avoid walking blindly down a set path.”

What would you like to see added to GTA Online? Let us know below.

Via OXM.



  1. stretch215

    How about they start by patching the infinite health and $ exploits. It’s getting pretty ridiculous.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Sethos

    God why do they have to put so much effort into that shit, it’s fucking boring Rockstar.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Sadismek

    I hate this new approach Rockstar is taking with its games. They focus all their DLC on online, and completely forget about the SP, which is where they’re at, in my opinion.

    I want new stories, new characters, maybe even new protagonists, new places to visit, new vehicles to own and weapons to have fun with. Don’t ignore the MP completely, but invest some in the SP as well, that’s all I’d like.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. revolting

    @3 Relax, we know more single player content is coming. That’s already been stated. You can have your cake and eat it too.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Apocalypse

    Bigger map with taller mountain to Snowboard. Also, ocean Surfing with more deadly creatures out in the ocean.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. izzy54326

    I would love for new cars and trucks with boat tralors that are easy to find or a tralor that the back door open to put a 4 wheeler or a few dirt bikes and not to ask but you should put full dirt bike gear and a part of the map snow with skidoos or snowmobiles but at leest make it so we can buy tralors on the phone that would be soo cool and if we could store the tralors in our garage not to ask so much but i would rilly like to be able to send gift like cars and trucks to our friends and if we can fit more cars in our garage thanks and BTW i love the game grate job

    #6 12 months ago
  7. iiiR04R

    More hairstyles , clothes, ect. For the GIRLS please lol. Why not houses in the country. Own pets. Dance clubs like gta gay tony. FEMAle and male characters interact. And yes DLCs are great screw the money thing that’s going on just make the game more exciting and fun!

    #7 12 months ago
  8. iiiR04R

    Please # 7!!!

    #8 12 months ago
  9. DcMckittrick

    Id love to see more customization options for vehicles, and tattoos. A content creator/editor. Create and customize your own decals for your vehicles, and create your own tattoos. You could even post your creations, if you wanted, to a “player created content” store or something similar. A fix to the blurry tattoos should also be a priority. You work hard for the achievement of getting the tattoo, like a trophy, but most of the time people can only see a bunch of blurry markings. Pathetic. And what about piercings? People love to be able to customize their character. More options to do so, would keep players interested, especially me!

    #9 12 months ago
  10. iiiR04R

    Great idea about the piercings in number 9.

    #10 12 months ago
  11. RocknRolla

    Deal with every fucking hacker that made me a billionaire ffs xD and after that you can give us some DLC and stuff, because I have done EVERYTHING this game has to offer and it is completely dried out tbh..

    #11 12 months ago
  12. Wolf_Gang2390

    Please consider adding more clothing options. Allow us to have at least 2 houses. One in the city and one in the country. Or one house and a garage. Need more car storage.

    #12 12 months ago
  13. lovegta5x

    I think the Creator (BETA) needs improving for example when 2 online players want to make a custom team deathmatch and have lots of ideas to make a game. The players cant do that because only one player can make the custom game by adding friend invite it would inprove the quality of custom gta matchers been made.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Just2jack

    While still an extremely fun game in my opinion. There are quite a few essential things missing in gta online at the momment such as heists where are they? if you just release one small heist to keep us busy for the time being while you develop bigger and better versions that would be greatly appreciated, also a time limit on tanks its not fair on anyone umder level 90 at the momment and you always get the tank troll in any lobby you appear in new clothing, tattoos, piercings, animals and actual house would be greatly aappreciated tge ability to customise cars withejector seats spikes and machines llike the car in one of the single player mission
    For the creator you could add an option to maybe edit the landscape? Make artificial hills or something more vehicles more guns different game mods like a survival with aliens would be a nice twist and youve got the resources from single player so that shouldn’t be hard
    Also a zombie survival
    A jet pack and a mini helicopter would be pretty cool more interiors such as restraunts and bars maybe the ability to enter places like cluckin bell and burger shot again more hairstyles usable gyms and a pet shop the truth is I can go on all day the possibilities are endless gta online is a good game but you have the ability to make this game more than great
    What would also be nice is more npc’s like maids that clean your high end appartments or maybe the abilitybto see your mechanic fixing your cars in your garage? ps. If you are still reading this and havent lost your attention I aplaud you :)

    #14 11 months ago
  15. caleb703

    On one of the cars you should put the General Lee emblems

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Exposition

    I think there should be some type of sandbox MODE were you and some friends can mess around with cargo planes, jets, cars, cargo bobs and MORE!!! It would make better stunts with cargo planes!!

    #16 8 months ago

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