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‘GTA 6’ release date, gameplay, leaks: Is the next game already in development?
This year, the “GTA V” title will officially become a game that is supported by three generations of consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Fans may find it exciting or disappointing depending on how much they want to get a hold of “GTA 6.”
What’s the most likely status of ‘GTA 6’ development now?
Many gamers held out hope that “GTA 6” would be a launch title, at least, on the PlayStation 5 after rumors that Rockstar Games and Sony agreed on an exclusivity deal in time for the console’s launch. That speculation turned out to be partly true as the expanded “GTA V” is confirmed to be initially limited to PS5 players but not when the console is out this year.
It can be recalled that various gaming industry insiders have previously been arguing on the status of “GTA 6’s” development. A report from Kotaku claimed the making of the next game is just in the early stage while others insist the game has been in development for a while now with up to 70% of its content already completed.
Rockstar Games and publisher Take-Two have both been very quiet about the status of “GTA 6,” not giving any hints away or even confirm if its production has already started. For now, the closest hint avid fans can get is the recent announcement of the expanded “GTA V” for PS5, and later Xbox Series X. It might be suggesting that the development of the next numbered game has yet to fully kick-off.
Fans have known Rockstar’s strategy to fully focus on one project at a time. If the expanded “GTA V” was not set to be released until late 2021, it seems like the report that “GTA 6” is in the early stages of development is plausible.
Expanded ‘GTA V’ hints ‘GTA 6’ release date still a few years away?
The announcement of the “GTA V” for the next-gen consoles also tells fans not to expect the launch of “GTA 6” at least through 2021. Since Rockstar might even want to let the expanded version of the game stew for the new hardware for a year or two, it would not be surprising if the wait for “GTA 6” goes on until 2023 or beyond.