A decade after the release of GTA 5, the Grand Theft Auto community is more eager than ever for a fresh chapter in the iconic series. While fans continue to clamour for new information, Rockstar Games remains reticent, fuelling widespread speculation and unofficial leaks.
Despite the palpable enthusiasm, Rockstar Games has stayed notably quiet on the topic of GTA 6. Meanwhile, GTA 5 continues to receive updates, leaving the gaming community questioning when the much-anticipated sequel will finally make its debut.
Rumors of a potential October announcement reached a boiling point following a Rockstar tweet that featured the Roman numeral ‘VI,’ often interpreted as a nod to the upcoming title. Community members scrambled to interpret this as well as other signals, such as the absence of a pinned tweet from Rockstar’s official account.
Additionally, a major leak last year displayed an outdated and incomplete build of GTA 6, adding more fuel to the speculative fire. Subsequent claims from purported insiders and even a counterfeit game rating in Australia kept hope alive leading up to the much-rumoured October 26 reveal date.
A day before this date, a new page for GTA 6 appeared on Metacritic, further ratcheting up community expectations. However, the day came and went without an official reveal, leaving fans disheartened and eager for answers.
Not everyone is discouraged by the setbacks. Notable YouTuber LegacyKillaHD predicts that any official news is unlikely until at least 2024, aligning with Take-Two Interactive’s hinted Fiscal Year 2025 launch. Meanwhile, some die-hard fans are holding onto hope for new information to surface around November 8, the date of Take-Two’s upcoming earnings report. Even proponents of this theory admit that it’s a bit of a long shot.
Despite the series of disappointments, the Grand Theft Auto community shows no signs of slowing down in its theorizing and discussions around GTA 6. As the wait continues, one message is clear: Rockstar, take your time but know that the world is watching, eagerly waiting for the next big reveal.
While patience may be wearing thin, the enduring appeal of the franchise means that whenever the announcement comes, it is bound to make waves in the gaming world.