GTA 6 is perhaps the most awaited video game of the upcoming years. In fact, there should be no doubt about it considering that GTA 5, an eight year old game, is still one of the most popular ones out there. GTA Online gets a slew of new players and returning players every month and brings in great money for Rockstar. So there is no doubt that GTA 6 is going to have an equally big release and an even bigger fan following considering that Rockstar knocked it out of the park with GTA 5.
But of all things, the biggest problem is the sheer amount of time that Rockstar is taking with GTA 6. There was a gap of 5 years between GTA IV and GTA 5, but the same cannot be said for GTA 6, which is already 8 years past GTA 5. And given that we still have no indication of the game’s state of development, it is tough to really say what it is going to be like, and when it is really going to come out. Not that it stops people from speculating though. And the latest speculations about the game are looking really bad, to say the least. So what is up with GTA 6? Is it even coming out? Without much further ado, let us get right into it.
GTA 6: All The Latest Rumors
Coming to GTA 6, there is virtually nothing that Rockstar has talked about when it comes to the game. It has been so long since the release of GTA 5 and we would expect at least an announcement about GTA 6 by now. But instead, Rockstar has opted to keep mum on the matter and has not really been focused on the new game. They have been putting out new content for GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2, and it has been a money minting machine for them. GTA 6 should have at least been in production by now, but instead, what we got is the GTA trilogy. Rockstar doesn’t seem to be making GTA 6 a priority and is putting off its launch to make the most out of its current IPs.
But that hasn’t stopped the fans from speculating and leaking news from Rockstar Studios. For some time now, it has been speculated that GTA 6 is going to take place in Vice City after Liberty City and Los Santos beings visited in the previous two games. The move would also make a lot of sense considering how small of the area we got to explore in the original game and the potential that it holds. It is one of the most iconic places in GTA history and deserves to have a game of its own. A few leaks from reputed insiders have also stipulated that the next game is going to be based in Vice City. And that makes me really excited about it.
GTA 6: Development Hell?
Recently, a rumor came out from an inside source that GTA 6 was in fact going terribly over at Rockstar. The game is supposedly in development hell and that the game’s development was rebooted back in 2020. That sounds quite realistic when you think of it. But we have to keep in mind that it was in fact just a rumor and might not have any strong basis in reality. Further, some people have come forward and said the video which stated this fact was mistranslated and that it is being speculated that the game is in development hell. So it is still not confirmed what the state of affairs over at Rockstar is.
But if the stories are true, then GTA 6 truly is in a sad state of affairs. There is a lot that is riding on the franchise given its history, and Rockstar has a lot to lose if this one goes wrong. Think back to the botched release of GTA 4, one of the worst optimized games of all time. Let us just hope that the same isn’t the case with GTA 6.
Rockstar and Take Two Interactive have managed to stay silent on the matter, and we will update you if any news is released from their end.
GTA 6: Final Words
With all that is going on, GTA 6 is looking quite shady and it doesn’t seem like it is coming out any time soon. So let us hope for the best in the future, and to see it coming to our consoles and PCs as soon as possible.
In the meanwhile, you may check out the other games in the GTA series as they are all amazing games in their own right and deserve a playthrough at the very least.
What are your thoughts on GTA 6? Do you think the rumors are accurate? When do you think it will come out? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments down below.
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