Looking forward to seeing what Rockstar Games does with Grand Theft Auto 6? You’ll be waiting a bit.
A new report from renowned leaker Tom Henderson indicates that, while work has begun on the long-awaited sequel in the series, it won’t be coming for some time. Like, not until at least 2025.
Why is this? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the big one involves avoiding developer crunch. Rockstar was raked over the coals a
couple of years ago following the release of Red Dead Redemption II, when it was reported that devs went through severe crunch to see the game’s completion in time for its release date. And even after that, reports of extreme exhaustion suggested that Rockstar wasn’t backing down on the practice.
With this approach, Rockstar hopes to give the devs the time they need to make the sequel that’s necessary, instead of crunching and just rushing out to market. And there’s no rush, considering that Grand Theft Auto V continues to sell massively well – and is about to make its next-gen debut later this year.
Another focal point is that GTA6 will be next-gen only – meaning that Rockstar will likely leave the PS4 and Xbox One behind entirely.
Considering that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X will be more readily available by that time, it makes sense, though some players may be bitter.
We’ll see what the series brings in just a few years. But, hey, we can wait…
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