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GTA 6 Rumours and Update and Possible Release Date

Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have made multiple mentions in the last few months of an upcoming project that will blow their fans’ minds. But they have repeatedly refrained from naming the much-anticipated projects, and we don’t even know if they will be sequels to the developers’ many existing smash hit games, or if they will surprise us with a new standalone title. However, upon receiving confirmation about Rockstar’s presence in the upcoming Gamescom 2016, fans of the Grand Theft Auto games are rooting for the next GTA installment, the popular open world, action-adventure series.

GTA 6

Earlier this month, the developers added a pretty wicked enhancement to the Cunning Stunts extension of GTA 5 with the Stunt Race Creator which allows players to build and share their own custom stunt tracks. But while fans were expecting Rockstar Games to make a bombshell of an announcement on the upcoming (quite possibly) title at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the event came and went by without a single word from the developers about GTA 6.

But GTA 6 is not the only title fans are expecting to hear about in the near future. Hopes are flying high for another highly anticipated sequel from the popular developers- that of the Western action-adventure game, Red Dead Redemption.

Red Dead Redemption 2, or Read Dead 3, as it is being called, is presently at the centre of a pretty stirring rumor; speculations are ripe about the game which has no official confirmation from the makers yet, that it will not follow the storyline of a single protagonist like its predecessors. Instead, it will reportedly feature two protagonists in the manner of GTA 5, where players can choose between three very different personas to play as. But Rockstar has already confirmed that there will be no announcements regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 before 2017, so hopes of hearing anything about the game at the upcoming Gamescom 2016 are thin.

However, rumor has it that GTA 6 is already in the works and its release will perhaps coincide with the launch of the equally anticipated and highly rumored gaming consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two. Further gossips state that the game will feature a female protagonist who will be voiced by none other than Hitch and Ghost Rider  star Eva Mendes. The gameplay of the new installment is also expected to feature major deviations from that of its more traditional predecessors. However, speculations about the new game’s location have not managed to draw up anything significant, especially after plans for making a Tokyo-based GTA were scrapped after the makers reportedly deemed road systems in the Japanese capital to be unsuitable for GTA. But an out-of-US edition of GTA is expected to appear soon, and whether we will see that development in GTA 6, only time will tell.

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