Rockstar Games has officially finally accepted that the next Grand Theft Auto game is in development. It’s not just getting started, either, as Rockstar said in a blog post that the new game is “well underway.” Whether or not the new game is called GTA 6 or something else it is not known yet.
The studio did not disclose any specifics about the new game, which is rumored to have a Fortnite-style evolving map. Presumably, the new game is being developed by numerous Rockstar studios, as the company has done for some of its most significant releases, like Red Dead Redemption 2.
While Rockstar isn’t ready just yet to reveal specifics on the next GTA, the company said its philosophy with new games is to “significantly move beyond” what it accomplished before.
“With the unprecedented longevity of GTA V, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. 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,” Rockstar said. “We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready…”
It is no wonder that Rockstar is making a new GTA, as it’s been reported for a long time already that the studio was building the next game. The fact that GTA V and GTA Online continue to function so well so late in their lifecycles has made some believe the next game wouldn’t be released in the near future. The game will be released on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in March, while a standalone edition of GTA Online is also coming out.
As for when the next GTA might be released, no one knows, and Rockstar, as well as parent company Take-Two, have given no positive indication. However, some analysts believe it could release as soon as 2023.