‘GTA 6’ In Early Development Stage; Release Not Before 2022-23
The sixth installment in the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise will not be released until the end of 2022 or early 2023, predicts Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, with information from inside sources.
Schreier has revealed that the “GTA 5” successor is still in the early development stage, while adding that the release of enhanced and expanded version of “GTA 5” for the next generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X, implies the delay in the next installment.
“I will say that I know a lot of people out there, especially a lot of avid GTA fans, probably skewing younger have been upset because I said that GTA 6 was in kinda early development and won’t be out for a few years,” said Schreier, in a recent Triple Click Podcast, as reported by IE.
He added ““I think GTA 5 coming out next year to PS5 is evidence of that, [and if that isn’t evidence of a later GTA 6 release] then I don’t know what else is. Because GTA 6 is a ways away. Like, I wouldn’t expect that game until maybe the end of 2022, 2023. I think [that’s more realistic] for a game like that.”
Fans have been waiting for the “GTA 6” for years, with the “GTA 5” released for all the consoles and PC games in 2013. “Grand Theft Auto V” soon became the second best-selling video game of all time. Now, with this rumor, the release of “GTA 6,” will be the “longest wait ever.”
As for the newly announced “GTA 5,” the game will pack a range of visual upgrades, technical improvements, and performance enhancements. It has also been reported that the “GTA Online” will also get additional exclusive contents for the new consoles and PC. Rockstar Games has made it clear that the new-gen version of “GTA 5” will be available only in second half of 2021.
But, Rockstar Games has not made any official announcement related to “GTA 6,” so, it’s better to take this info with a grain of salt.