How does Grand Theft Auto V Role Play continue to Attract Viewership?
It may have been six years since Grand Theft Auto V was released in late 2013, but the popular action-adventure video game has become the talk of the gaming community once again in recent weeks. This is due to a player-vs-player role-play server of the game that has attracted many high-profile personalities on Twitch, a popular live streaming platform for gamers.
So, what exactly is GTA V role play and how has it increased viewership in the recent weeks? Put simply, it is a multi-player mod where gamers can play on the server under the condition that they act and communicate like a character that they have created in the GTA universe. For instance, they can play roles such as that of a police officer, a gang member, or just an average citizen, among various other options.
This may seem a bit confusing for the uninitiated, so let’s talk about it in more detail.
What exactly is GTA V Role Play?
GTA V role play is a multi-player mod for Grand Theft Auto V, where players can take the form of a normal NPC, that is customizable in different ways. This allows players to immerse themselves further in the game as they dive into one of the RP servers created by users.
In GTA V role play, the server determines the level of role play. While some servers enable complete hardcore roleplaying, some do not, and offer only limited roleplaying. In servers with extreme role play, if players even ask for tips on accessing the menu, it means they are skirting the rules.
Streamers getting back to the game
Recently, quite many popular streamers on Twitch have jumped back into the mod, which has brought it back into the spotlight. The particular server that most of them are on is known as “No Pixel”. If any gamer wants to play on this mod, they need to go through an application process first.
The rules of the server dictate that players must strictly stay in character while contributing towards the creation of an environment could be compared to a poorly-written yet hilarious sitcom, mixed with an amateur improv show.
Top streamers such as Saqib “Lirik” Zahid and Jaryd “Summit1g” Lazar, along with other others have turned this specific mod into nothing short of a sensation. In the last one week, 18.9 million hours of viewership were reeled in, coming in second to the popular League of Legends.
Top influencers during the last seven days include Lazar or Summit1g, with a whopping 2.5 million hours, followed by Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris and Zahid, both with 2.2 million hours watched.
Whether the mod will remain trendy and relevant in the next few weeks is a question that only time can answer, especially considering the amount of content and viewership that Twitch receives. However, this clearly shows that Grand Theft Auto still has a dedicated community of gamers, spread over multiple servers.
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