Rockstar reportedly has addressed working culture as it works on GTA 6

Rockstar reportedly has addressed working culture as it works on GTA 6

Development giant Rockstar has apparently changed its working culture to be healthier.

That's according to Bloomberg, which reports that the company has tried to reinvent itself as a better place to work. One source told the outlet that it was "a boy's club transformed into a real company."

Work on the eagerly-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 has apparently been slower than other projects – in part because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic – but largely due to the outcry back in 2018 over the demands Red Dead Redemption 2 placed on staff. Since, Rockstar has taken measures to improve how it operates.

This includes restructuring its design department and pledging to keep overtime down – it's also introduced 'flexitime', which allows staff to gain extra time off work for every hour they work above their contract.

It's also brought contractors in-house as full-time employees and kicked out managers who were abusive or hard to work with. In addition, Rockstar has reduced the scope of Grand Theft Auto 6; which was meant to be the biggest game in the series to date, including vast areas of both North and South America. This has apparently been reduced to a fictional Miami and parts of the surrounding area, with plans to add new content over time.

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