I also have a question for tose people who believe R* focused on MP:
- If they focused on MP, why didn't it come out immediately? I mean, why have people play the, in your arguments, less-focused-on SP first?
- If they focused on MP, why did it have so many problems at launch? There were server troubles for weeks. There were tons of bugs and glitches. You'd think that if they focused on MP, they'd have that all figured out before release, right? I mean, they can't have the main focus of their game having those kind of problems, right?
- If they focused on MP, why doesn't your player talk? I mean, if it was a focus, they definitely could've added voices.
- If they focused on MP, why is there basically no story? I mean, a story is not expected, but they could surely do a lot better.
I like your attempts to be smart in your counter-arguments, but you fully know well that certain aspects and features of GTA are either only suited to SP or MP. In MP, your character is just random guy, he don't need to talk, he has no significant background story, he's just a random criminal coming to LS to get rich and cause havoc. That's the limitations of creating GTA online, I very much doubt it was because Rockstar decided it to be that way.
Your picking at little things that are not really significant factors in this. We are talking about that could have actually been more major deciders of how fun and great many fans might have thought of GTA V had they been included otherwise. Online MP has plenty of drug-dealing and drug related missions, car theft missions, and gang war missions - this handful of features would have been enough to be a game changer for GTA in addition to all the other stuff it had. Then add the safehouse properties which online MP had and not SP. These things I've stated were certain game-changers, and the SP don't have them which is a big letdown. Yes, SP has stuff that the MP don't have, but the point here is that it should have everything, not just one half of the great stuff and the other half in MP. SP should have been at the pinnacle of everything first.