Rockstar Games is claimed to be engaged on next-generation projects, and the corporate will achieve this with out veteran Jeronimo Barrera, who labored on nearly each sport the studio put out over the previous 20 years. Barrera left Rockstar in mid-December, and he gave an exit interview of sorts to Variety. He mentioned he left Rockstar after the discharge of Red Dead Redemption 2 as a result of it felt like a “natural progression” to step away after the western got here out.
“I looked at what I would be doing for the next few years if I stayed on and where I was in life with my family, my kids, my desire to make cool s**t. I felt like it was hitting all of the right points,” he defined.
In his position as vp of product growth at Rockstar, Barrera mentioned he was in control of “steering the ship in the right direction.” He additionally contributed to the hassle that noticed Rockstar’s studio around the globe come collectively to work collectively on single video games as an alternative of their very own tasks.
“I thought it was the best decision ever to get everybody on board to centralize the technology and the pipelines,” he defined. “It was a natural move and we were making sure that we had all of our best efforts making the best game possible. Not needing to reinvent the wheel every time.”
As for what he’ll do subsequent, Barrera would not say, however he spoke about how the online game business is within the midst of a “new game” the place expertise is advancing at a speedy clip.
“If I had stayed at Rockstar it would have been more GTAs, more RDRs and less of this other stuff going on out there right now,” he mentioned.
You can learn the total interview here at Variety.
Barrera leaves Rockstar on a excessive be aware. Red Dead Redemption 2, which is Rockstar’s most just lately launch, was a important darling and it is shipped an astonishing 23 million copies so far.
Rockstar does not have any future video games introduced, however the firm is hiring for next-generation projects. Additionally, the corporate additionally has some ideas for GTA 6, however no bulletins have been made but.