GTA 6 news and rumours: when will Grand Theft Auto 6 be announced?
When will GTA 6 be announced? Now that most of us have traipsed through the gorgeous world of Red Dead Redemption 2 on console or PC and gamers are looking ahead to the next open-world Rockstar game set in the Grand Theft Auto universe: GTA 6.
It’s been a whole six years since GTA 5 launched on consoles and PC, meaning an announcement could be imminent, and the latest news and rumors suggest that GTA 6 could be on its way soon.
The short answer is: no one knows. Despite all kinds of rumours (which you can read about below), there have been no official details about GTA 6 from the team at Rockstar Games – but that doesn’t mean it might not drop at any minute.
Although 2020 is still in its early days, a release this year doesn’t seem likely without any kind of development announcement. But with the new generation of consoles coming at the tail end of the year hopes are increasing that we might hear something from Rockstar at some point.
Details may be thin on the ground, but that doesn’t stop us gathering together the best pieces of gossip, rumour and fact for your personal pleasure. So without further ado, here’s everything we know so far about GTA 6.
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 we’re pretty sure it won’t be 2019)
Will it launch on PC? Both GTA 4 and 5 made their way to PC (eventually), so fingers crossed
Where will GTA 6 be set? Unknown, but some rumours have suggested a move to South America
GTA 6 release date : when can I play it?
Red Dead Redemption 2 has now been released into the wild more than a year, which means we’re hoping a GTA 6 announcement isn’t far away – even though we’re likely to be waiting a while to play it.
According to some reports, we could see the next Grand Theft Auto announced in 2020, which would make sense. Rockstar has supported GTA Online, the multiplayer component of GTA 5, since the game launched back in September 2013 with regular content updates. Rockstar has been busy over the past year focusing on getting Red Dead Online running smoothly.
According to reputable industry analyst Michael Pachter, the game’s actual release could be as far away as 2022. In an interview with Gaming Bolt, Pachter said that he thinks a 2020 announcement with a 2021 release would be the best case scenario, while a 2021 announcement with a 2022 release or later would be more likely.
Given 2020 has only just begun, expecting any news of GTA 6 in the immediate future is unlikely. But the Xbox Series X and PS5 are due to launch at the end of the year and if GTA 6 followed the release pattern of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 5, it’d be released at the very tail end of the current generation, comfortably released on the new generation and straddle both for the widest install base possible.
With no announcement thus far that seems optimistic but, hey, anything could happen.
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