According to reputable industry analyst Michael Pachter, the game could be as far away as 2022. Assuming the works could be started at 2019, As Red Dead Redemption 2 is released in 2018, Their next game should be GTA 6.
Whenever Rockstar updates GTA Online heads swivel and the inevitable question returns, when is GTA 6 coming out!
But there’s also another news that’s gathering strength, which would put GTA 6 a little closer to Rockstar Games’ British home – a London setting.
The reports actually started with a comment from Rockstar Games’ co-founder Dan Houser:
“At the moment, it feels like GTA’s DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, because that’s what it has been… But that doesn’t necessarily limit it to those, that’s just what we’ve done so far.”
Fortunately, Rockstar has barely hinted about a new Grand Theft Auto game, and the majority of leaks have been rumoured at best guesswork, or just straight up lies at worst. A cottage industry creating GTA 6 YouTube videos has sprung up, but these are no more legit than your friend whose uncle works at Rockstar and has played the alpha. Dude, no one has played the game.
There is hope that it exists in some form though. Back in March 2016 we reported that GTA 6 was in production. This was before Rockstar said it was concentrating so heavily on GTA Online though, so schedules will have no doubt changed. But GTA 5 has shipped 85 million copies. Of course GTA 6 is going to be in production in some form. Just remember that Rockstar’s big focus for the time being is Red Dead Redemption 2, so expect that to take priorty for a few more years yet.
More recently, a big leak came from The Know citing an inside source, that suggests GTA 6 returns to Vice City, features a female lead and could be out as late as 2022.
Where can we get the trailer?
The thing about Rockstar Games is that it’s incredibly secretive. No trailer is getting out of that game studio unless someone seriously screws up.
Just look at what Rockstar did with both GTA 5 and Red Read Redemption 2. It teased an announcement a few days before dropping the first trailer for either game.
If there’s a GTA 6 trailer, you’ll know about it because the internet will explode – and we’ll let you know.
GTA 6 is definitely coming and there are ideas
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The highly anticipated next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series
- When it is out? That’s the internet’s biggest mystery (but it won’t be 2019)
- Will it launch on PC? Both GTA 4 and 5 made their way to PC (eventually), so we’ve got all our appendages crossed
- A potential female protagonist – There is a strong possibility that GTA 6 might feature a female playable character, and it’s pretty much sure to happen if the game ends up featuring multiple protagonists like GTA V.