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 these much-anticipated titles, 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 of Rockstar’s presence in the upcoming Gamescom 2016, GTA fans are wildly rooting for the next entry in the popular open world, action-adventure series.
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 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 that 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.
Update: Rockstar has announced that their new title is Red Dead Redemption 2, which is currently slated for a Fall 2017 release. What that means for GTA fans is a little more patience, though there are several reasons to believe that plans for GTA 6 are in order as well. We just probably won’t hear them before RDR 2 comes out.
However, rumor has it that GTA 6 is already in the works. Reports further 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 a GTA entry. 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.
GTA 6 News
The fate of GTA 6 has long been at the center of speculations for several reasons, and the complete lack of updates from the creators has proved to be a matter of concern. Questions have even arisen if the project has been indefinitely delayed citing financial situations. While this latter one could be hard to believe, reports state that the entire cost of producing GTA 5 along with all its post-release content has far exceeded $250 million. It is all but to be expected that the production cost for GTA 6 will be even higher than that, so many suspect this to be the reason why there are yet no talks about it. We don’t know about its authenticity, but even if the last entry ended up costing way higher than what the devs had initially thought, Take-Two sure knows how to profit from it. We don’t think a little extra budget will affect the fate of GTA 6.
GTA 6 Release Date and Platforms
With the way Rockstar is still aggressively marketing GTA 5, we can tell that they want to make the most out of its potential before moving on to something bigger and better. Frankly, there is no way of telling when GTA 6 will be out. If anything, the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 seems to be a clear hint that we won’t hear anything about the upcoming racing extravaganza before we are well into 2018. But at the same time, that falls in line with the timeline marked by many sources for GTA 6. So yes, perhaps 2019 will be the year after all. As for the platforms it will grace, there is the possibility that the new game will be launched exclusively for the eighth generation of consoles alongside Windows PC.