Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development, Rockstar Games has officially confirmed.
The long-awaited sequel comes almost a decade after the release of the wildly successful GTA V in 2013.
In a statement, the developer said:
With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.
Rumours of an upcoming GTA sequel have been circulating for ages now, so confirmation that one is actually in the works won’t come as a surprise to fans of the series.
Aside from putting an end to speculation over whether we’d be getting a follow up to one of the best-selling games of all time, Rockstar is still pretty sparse on the details, with no information yet as to a potential release date or what we might be able to expect from GTA 6.
That being said, insider gossip has suggested things are still in the early stages when it comes to the hotly anticipated sequel, with Comic Book reporting that some in the know have suggested fans could be waiting until as far away as 2026 for the official release.
In its statement Rockstar urged fans to keep an eye on its official newswire for more information, so here’s hoping it’s not too long before we get a few more concrete details about what the sequel is shaping up to look like.
Alongside the GTA 6 announcement, it was also confirmed that an update would be bringing Grand Theft Auto Online to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S gamers on March 15, making the game one of a rare selection to be played on a third generation of consoles.
Developers are also rolling out a host of updates to the GTA Online open-world platform, including a new ‘Career Builder’ mode and a brand new auto shop available to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S gamers enabling them to upgrade select vehicles, with Rockstar saying the changes will allow the game to take ‘full advantage of the upgraded power of new console hardware.’
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