It can’t be denied that the Grand Theft Auto franchise is indeed a success. In fact, the latest installment to the series GTA 5 released in September 2013 is still making waves. Perhaps this is why fans can’t wait to experience the highly anticipated release of its sequel GTA 6. However, for you to appreciate the discussion here is a quick overview of the GTA 5 in retrospect.
A Quick Look At The History of GTA 5
Grand Theft Auto 5 is now the fastest selling videogame product in history. Its $1 billion sales on the first 24 hours after its release is truly remarkable. Since its release in 2013, the product is still popular around the world with help from continued updates to the GTA Online. Aside from that, the GTA 5 was also given favorable reviews, which include the Most Anticipated Game award by the Spike Video Game Awards.
Moreover, it has received Game of the Year award in 2013 during the Golden Joysticks Award. Likewise, due to its popularity, GTA 5 was listed as 2nd in the Top 25 Xbox 360 Games. At the same time, it has become the largest digital release for the PS3 in the PlayStation Store. Gamespot.com has also given GTA 5 an 8/10 score.
Looking Forward To GTA 6
The qualities of GTA 5 as mentioned have given diehard fans the excitement to look forward to the release of its sequel. However, there is no official announcement yet regarding its release. There were speculations that the product will be release as early as October 2018, but there might be other versions that come in between.
Rumors Regarding Its Release
In addition, there were rumors that insinuate the release date for GTA 6, which would come in 2017, but for the PS4 only. Some other sources say that the game wouldn’t be released for the Microsoft Xbox console, so there might be a bit of a confusing situation.
Nonetheless, it remains the discretion of Rockstar to make it official, but for now, it remains to be their prerogative. There might be a little bit of truth in the rumors, but that doesn’t give you any solid proof to believe in it.
Release of New Game
However, the rumors about the 2017 release might not be realistic in the sense that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released later this year. Since then, there still remains a huge waiting time for the next GTA to be released.
Some sources said that GTA 6 has already entered pre-production, but as what the Rockstar executive said, they don’t have knowledge about that for now. Rockstar President Leslie Benzies stated that the development of the game has not been confirmed yet, but there are a few insights regarding how the process starts.
Since the official announcement has not been released yet, there is still much time for the crew to develop the rumored realistic map. The map for GTA 6 was intended to cover the whole U.S. and not just one city in particular. So, even if the release date will be somewhere in 2020, you should know that it is worth the wait.