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Why GTA RP is So Popular on Streaming Platforms

Abhimannu Das
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Grand Theft Auto V's roleplay servers are still very popular thanks to streamers producing tons of new content.
The game is part of one of the most recognizable franchises in gaming history.
GTA V is also the ‘highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours’ with over $815 million USD generated.

Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) is one of the best-selling games of all time and it is still the world record holder for the ‘highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours' with over $815 million USD generated, beating out the biggest blockbuster movies, TV shows, and more. But why is a game from 2013 still so popular? The answer lies within the roleplaying (RP) community that has renewed interest in the game with content creators on platforms like Loco, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch flocking to the roleplaying servers.

What is GTA RP and why is it popular?

GTA 5 RP (Role Playing) is made possible through mods. There are plenty of multiplayer mods that allow players to join player-created roleplaying servers which in turn allow for a social and immersive experience. The level of roleplay is dependent on the servers you join but there is a lot of fun to be had and the potential for quality content is immeasurable.

Everyone is Welcome to Join

Platforms like Loco have tons of content creator communities that play together on GTA RP servers. The Turf Wars IP on Loco for example allows you to bring out your inner gangster and roleplay as a crime lord. There are several gangs in the Turf Wars IP led by creators where players compete in the Turf Wars game mode in GTA Online.

Two to four teams strap themselves into a range of speedy vehicles and compete to control tiles. Players drive over each tile to claim it while defending your turf from their foes, all the while picking up strategically-located rockets in the adversary mode. The game mode was first added as an Adversary Mode and now communities are modding it to enable roleplay within the mode. Creators and their communities team up and compete against each other to prove who’s boss.

The communities are very open and friendly towards newcomers on platforms like Loco, and another thing that contributes to the game’s success is that GTA 5 RP is very accessible. All you need is a copy of the game and you can download some multiplayer mods to start playing the RP servers. With GTA V being given out for free by Epic Games in the past, there are hundreds of thousands of players who claimed the game for free and are able to enjoy the multiplayer content created by the community. Older titles like GTA Vice City and San Andreas have been very popular in India, and it makes it easy for the local audience to connect with GTA V as well.

Streamers and Platforms Are Bringing Together Communities

Platforms have also contributed to GTA RP’s success and have helped several creator communities come together. For example, Eagle Gaming’s Turf Wars IP on Loco is supporting its growth on the platform. Regional streamers on Loco have helped build up the IP and some of the biggest creators on the platform have grown on the platform through GTA RP. The game has helped create a strong bond between streamers, gamers, and the platforms themselves.

Some of the biggest streamers in the world like Saqib “Lirik” Ali Zahid and Félix "xQc" Lengyel have been a part of the GTA RP community. Closer to home, streamers like KaztroGaming and EagleGamingOp have also built themselves a massive streaming career on the back of the GTA RP community. On Loco, GTA V has over 100 million lifetime views, beating out titles like Free Fire, Valorant and Apex Legends. With creators like Sid "S8ulSid" Joshi and Pratik "HYDRAxAlphaOP" Jogiya also dipping their toes into streaming GTA RP the community is only expected to get bigger over time.

A Fun and Social Experience

Streamers on platforms like Loco allow fans to join their custom servers, which leads to a more social experience between creators and their fans. GTA’s RP servers allow players from any part of the world to connect with each other on a casual platform. Unlike competitive games, you do not have to worry about cutthroat competitiveness, and you can spend time simply talking to others and have fun doing goofy stuff.

Organized events in GTA 5 servers are very fun especially if you are part of content creator communities on platforms like Loco. There are concerts, comedy shows, dance parties, and a whole lot more that take place within these servers. Sometimes creators on Loco, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch host their own events with community members, which can be a lot of fun. There are a ton of interesting activities that take place and some communities are very active and encourage participation by everyone. If you like the idea of socializing through in-game events, you should check out the creators who organize them on Loco.

GTA 5 is nearing its 10-year anniversary and the game shows no signs of slowing down. It looks like until GTA 6 comes out, the game will continue to be popular on streaming platforms as there is no other game like it that can offer such a solid experience, that connects content creators, viewers, and the gaming community as a whole. Platforms like Loco have contributed greatly to the game’s success and content creators have managed to build communities around the title and have found success.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.


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