Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has said GTA Online was never intended as a permanent fixture, and that the franchise needs to “rest.”
As reported by GameSpot, speaking at the Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, CEO Strauss Zelnick explained Take-Two never intended for GTA Online to become a permanent entity.
"Not only was it not our intention that GTA Online was permanent, but it's important that it not be permanent,” says Zelnick. "We have to rest the franchise at some point."
Previously, Zelnick used the term “permanent” when talking about the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Evolve, and the GTA series, but never individual online modes.