due to the continued success of Grand Theft Auto Online and other factors, the Company has determined that it is necessary to extend the life of Grand Theft Auto Online
confirmed by two take http://ir.take2games...icle&ID=2291171
Yes, but no where have they mentioned how long this 'extension' will last. I recall Yan saying once that I/E was supposed to be the last but then their plans changed to ending the game's lifetime in spring 2017. Here we are in fall and they're dripfeeding Smuggler's Run. However, there's no mention of another big update before the end of the year. Things are already starting to slow down. Updates will either completely stop before the release of RDR2 or a bit after. Also to respond to the OP: I don't think we're going to get Bully 2 after RDR2. I'm not saying it's impossible but my guess is they'll immediately move on to VI.
It will last forever...They said it from the very very beginning dude...GTA Online is the rework/remake of the GTA 4 concept. GTA: O will serve as 1 collective online world for all future GTA games. There wont be GTA 6 Online or GTA Online 3. Just GTA Online. Go find the first few interviews; I would for you, it's just that i have replied to these comments so many times plus i currently suck at researching; must be stress from my college; im very overwhelmed so cant think. Basically, the next GTA game will have the same exact online we have right now; just an expansion.
Indeed that's what they have always said and that's why I'm always surprised by people saying we will start fresh etc. Online will get the new maps, new base game engine update (if there is one) and that's it.