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GTA 6 development has been struck a major blow

GTA 6 development has been struck a major blow

We can't deal with this, it's too much... we're gonna need a moment.

That’s it, call in sick to work, tell your partners you need to take a break – Grand Theft Auto VI development has suffered a major blow. You may now proceed to freak out in whatever ways you see fit.

It may sound melodramatic, but let’s face it, we could all do without any further delays on this game; it’s been 10 years in the making, we’re done being subtle about how we’re feeling. Surely that was clear when fans were floored by the game’s dynamic weather system. That being said, that doesn’t mean anyone is going to patiently wait, despite voice actors from GTA VI telling us that this game is “worth the wait”.

Learn what we know about GTA VI so far with our handy roundup!

Michael Unsworth has been Rockstar Games’ vice president of writing since the dawn of time… okay, so only a couple of years, but Unsworth has been with the company for 16 years. That era has come to an end, though, after the writer quietly soft-launched his departure from Rockstar on LinkedIn. On their profile, this is what greets everyone eager to learn more:

“Mike is an accomplished writer who spent over 16 years working for Rockstar Games as a creative lead on some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful video game franchises of all time, most notably Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. He has a deep understanding of interactive storytelling, character development and open world game design and extensive experience building and managing creative teams."

If that doesn’t convince you that Unsworth has left the building, the fact that it now says that they were the vice president writer from 2021 to 2023 will seal the deal. Naturally, fans are spiralling, worried that GTA VI will be delayed even longer – as if we could handle any more delays! On the flip side of this, other fans believe that Unsworth’s departure will have little to no effect, seeing as how there’s been little noise made about him leaving in the first place.

Although it’s sad to see a veteran writer leave Rockstar, it would appear that GTA VI is still on track to launch in 2025. If that changes, you know we’ll be among the first to let you know, just try not to panic if that happens… please.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto, PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Take-Two