It’s possible that Rockstar Games won’t launch another GTA title for quite some time following the debut of Grand Theft Auto 6. The GTA series holds a remarkable place in the gaming world, known for its popularity and revenue-generating power. GTA 5, the last installment, is the second-highest selling game ever and continues to move units a decade after its release. Fans are eagerly anticipating the next installment, hoping that a trailer might be unveiled by month’s end, although only Rockstar knows the actual release date for the GTA 6 trailer.
The projected time gap between GTA 6 and its predecessor, GTA 5, is around 11-12 years. This also marks a 6-7 year hiatus between any Rockstar titles, as Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in 2018. The extended development timeline is understandable given the high-quality standards that Rockstar maintains.
Youtuber LegacyKillaHD has indicated that current Rockstar employees don’t expect to be around for the next GTA release. There’s a possibility that the team could work on another Red Dead Redemption or shift focus to a different franchise, which would naturally extend the time before the next GTA game.
Although this news is disappointing for fans, it doesn’t signal the end for the GTA series. GTA 5 continues to capture attention, especially due to its GTA Online mode. It’s likely that a robust online feature will be part of the next game to keep player interest high for years to come.
As for rumors that GTA 6 will surpass its predecessor in various aspects, these remain unconfirmed by the developers. Nonetheless, there’s no harm in holding onto some optimism.