It has been confirmed that GTA 6 is in the works but it will have a smaller launch than GTA 5 but will be expanded gradually over time.
After a seven-year wait, news has finally hit that GTA 6 is in development. GTA 5 has had a very successful run, to say the least. The game was initially released back in September 2013 and since then we have seen the inclusion of an extremely adventurous online multiplayer world which itself has also had countless expansions keeping the game fresh over time.
To say that this game has been out for seven years and is still one of the highest-selling games of this year is a testament to the level of effort and care that went into its design. It truly is without a shadow of a doubt one of the greatest games of all time and just like its predecessors it’s longevity is unrivalled.
But, with all of that being said, it’s been long enough now. We need something new. And whilst Red Dead Redemption 2 ‘s story was absolutely brilliant; the online multiplayer just isn’t going to cut it.
Hence why gamers all over the world rejoiced the other day when Kotaku revealed GTA 6 was indeed in the works. Although, this shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise, with the next-gen of games consoles finally on the way it was a no-brainer that a new instalment of GTA couldn’t be too far behind.
Just to be clear, Kotaku never explicitly refers to this planned GTA instalment as GTA 6 but instead calls it “a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series”, however, we’re not going to read into that too much at this point.
So, until we are told otherwise we are going to take this as the next big entry in the franchise (as opposed to the smaller titles and extensions such as the ballad of gay tony and the lost and damned)
The report mainly spoke about the culture of “crunch” that many Rockstar employees have fallen victim to in the past. For those unfamiliar with the term “crunch”, it was first coined after the revelation that employees of major game developers, including Rockstar, had reportedly been working months’ worth of 55-to-60-hour weeks in order to finish new games.
Within this article, they discussed the future plans of the studio stating that Rockstar’s management has outlined a plan for the next GTA.
It was revealed that in order to prevent “crunch” this game will be a “moderately sized” game upon launch but will be expanded over time through regular updates. It’s unclear what the implications of this will be, but it will no doubt mean it will be handled similar to the way that GTA online has.
At this current moment in time, we know absolutely nothing about the game other than the fact that it’s now confirmed to be in development. So things like the setting, characters and overall premise of this instalment are all things that we can only speculate about at this moment in time.