Obviously we won't ever know what is truly happening behind the curtains with this lawsuit, but this development is definitely interesting. Even after all this time, I'm still torn on whether The Benz being gone is a good thing or a frightening thing for Rockstar. Either way, he lead an impressive team for a long time and undoubtedly has a lot of skill, it would be a shame for him to waste it by not developing ever again. "Time for a new world" could be a sly dig at his former friends, but it could also spell serious competition in open world gaming; we're obviously loyal GTA fans but as gamers in general it could be very exciting to see as well.
Perhaps we're getting ahead of ourselves of course, but I'll be keeping an eye out for this for sure.