The Grand Theft Auto series has been the golden goose of Rockstar Games for many years now, but with the announcement of the video game publisher shifting its focus on developing Red Dead Redemption 2, it seems the future for a Grand Theft Auto 6 looks bleak.
Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to the highly popular Grand Theft Auto V since its release in 2013, but with Rockstar still milking the current GTA series through updates and expansion packs and the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, a GTA 6 release date may be far from the developer’s plans.
However, recent reports suggest that a Grand Theft Auto 6 could be due for a 2020 release date, according to Neurogadget. Based on the pattern of its game release, a new GTA will likely be rolled out on 2018 since previous GTA titles were released 5 years apart.
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The outlet notes that due to the Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement and the lack of news or hint about a GTA 6, the most realistic Grand Theft Auto 6 release date would be on 2020. Additionally, Rockstar has been known to take its time in creating game titles.
Another reason why the game developer may be pushing GTA 6‘s release far into the future is because Rockstar apparently wants to include a VR or AR support, according to Neurogadget. The outlet claims that a virtual reality game or an augmented one would help the game developer surpass the 800 million profit Grand Theft Auto V made.
The Virtual Reality technology has been gaining popularity among mainstream devices and the idea of VR-compatible GTA 6 would be a massive win for the developer and for the fans. However, that would explain the production delay as it will surely be costly.
There has been no official word from Rockstar Games as of the moment, but an announcement of a Grand Theft Auto 6 is expected during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on 2017.
Attention is mostly focused on Red Dead Redemption 2 right now, so fans will have to wait for the official announcement of a Grand Theft Auto 6 release.
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