For a long time, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series has been a mainstay for almost every gaming console. The most recent game from the company was GTA V, which came out in 2013, and GTA Online has only become more popular over time.
But now that the next-generation consoles are out, a lot of people are wondering when or if GTA VI will come out. Has the next title been announced yet, and what do people think it will be about if it comes out?
Has “Grand Theft Auto 6” been confirmed by the game’s makers?
There have been rumours for years that the franchise’s developer, Rockstar, has been working on a new game. In February 2022, after a lot of rumours, they confirmed it with a press release.
This comes after both Kotaku and IGN said in 2020 that a new game was being made that year.
Because GTA V has been out for so long, we know many of you have been asking us about a new Grand Theft Auto game, Rockstar said in a statement. Every time we start a new project, our goal is to take a big step forward from what we’ve done before. We’re happy to say that the next Grand Theft Auto game is well on its way to being finished.
At the moment, there aren’t many other details, and the developers haven’t said anything about when the game might come out.
The creators said they would share more “as soon as we’re ready.” However, it took years for players to find out that a new game was being made, so it could be a while before we hear more about this upcoming instalment.
Before this announcement, VentureBeat looked at Rockstar’s SEC filings, which give a little bit of background on how a company plans to spend its money. From April 2023 to the end of March 2024, Rockstar plans to spend $89 million on marketing.
That’s a huge increase in marketing spending from previous years, so it’s likely that they’ll release a big game at the end of that time frame. Could GTA VI come out in 2024? Maybe!
How long did it take to make ‘GTA V’?
GTA V came out on consoles more than eight years ago. How long does it take to make one of these games? It is said that Rockstar worked on the game full-time for three years with a team of about a thousand people. Still, work on the game began soon after GTA IV came out in 2008, so it wasn’t a surprise.
Between GTA IV and GTA V, there was only a five-year gap between making the game and putting it on the market.
Will Vice City be a part of “GTA VI”?
Tom Henderson, a trusted leaker, made a video about the game in June 2021. In it, he said that GTA VI wouldn’t come out until 2025, which would be more than a decade between instalments. He also said that the map of Vice City will change over time, like the maps in Fortnite, and that it will take place in the 1980s.
Gamers who can’t wait for GTA VI to come out are pointing out an “insider post” that was popular when Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced in 2016. The leak says that the game will take place in Vice City and have two main characters: a woman (more on this in a moment!) and the leader of a drug cartel. The game will also spend a lot of time in Cuba.
TechRadar says that Henderson also said that GTA V was still bringing in a lot of money for Rockstar, so it would be silly to make a new game right away when people are still enjoying the 2013 game. This gives the game’s creators more time to work on the game while also getting every last dollar out of it.
Will the main character in “GTA VI” be a woman?
There have been rumours for a long time that the next game in the series will (finally) have a female main character. Bloomberg revealed in July 2022 that the main character in Grand Theft Auto VI will be a Latina.This is one of the changes that the company made after being accused in public.
People who know about the game said that the Latina woman will be one of two main characters in a story inspired by Bonnie and Clyde. This was reported by Bloomberg.
Keep an eye on Rockstar’s Twitter for new information until more is known.