Rockstar Confirms 'Grand Theft Auto 6' In Active Development
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Rockstar Games has today (4 February 2022) confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently in development. Kept us waiting, huh.
Little about the new game has been announced, but Rockstar's stated goal is "always to significantly move beyond what we've previously delivered". It has been over eight years since the last entry in the series, Grand Theft Auto V, was first released.
Check out the trailer for the recently released Grand Theft Auto Trilogy below.
The team at Rockstar has said that it will share new details as soon as it is ready, which will apparently be soon. The tweet also advises anyone who wants to keep up with information on the newest game in the car-snatching (and so much more) series should follow the Rockstar Newswire.
Many of you have been asking about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 4, 2022
With every new project, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we've previously delivered. We're pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the series is underway.
This news directly follows the announcement of the release date for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online for the newest generation of consoles. These new iterations of the game will be out on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on 15 March - so just a matter of weeks away. As upgraded versions of a title which was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the new-gen releases will include technical advancements, a new graphics mode and, we're so vaguely told, "much more".
Fans will be pleased to learn that those who previously owned GTAV on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to transfer their save data, characters and story progress onto the newer versions. Rockstar has laid out a full list of all the improvements made to both the base game and its online component in a recent development blog.
At the end of the blog it again confirms that a whole new game, which we'll simply call Grand Theft Auto 6 for now, is currently in "active development". So, not pre-production, then. Looking at you, The Elder Scrolls VI.
"With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series," the blog reads. "With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway."
There it is, then: the first real, proper and true confirmation that we won't be playing GTAV, and GTAV only, forever more. Strangely comforting, isn't it. Let's hope whatever the next new GTA is like, it's not the mess that the GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas remasters released in, in late 2021.