In a recent community update, Rockstar Games has officially confirmed they are working on the next Grand Theft Auto game. We assume it’s going to be called Grand Theft Auto 6, but they haven’t yet confirmed the title.

Here’s the official notice:

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. 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. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.

The announcement is buried at the end of longer update about Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online, both of which are coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on March 15. The new versions will feature support for 4K resolution, 60 frames per second, ray-tracing, 3D audio, and much faster load times.

PS4 and XBO players will be able to transfer their progress using a one-time save transfer on launch.

GTA Online will also be offered as a stand-alone version for PS5 and XBS/X, similar to Red Dead Online. It will launch for free for PlayStation 5 players for the first three months.

Grand Theft Auto 5 released way back in 2013. One month later GTA Online unlocked as a multiplayer mode that has remained popular to this day thanks to frequent updates and support.

GTA5 currently sits as the number two best-selling game of all time, second only to Minecraft, with over 160 million units sold.

Rockstar Games doesn’t make very many new games, but when they do, they are huge best-sellers that dominate best-of lists and become cultural icons. In the last decade since GTA5’s incredible popularity, Rockstar has been especially stingy, with only Red Dead Redemption 2 launching in 2018, and Red Dead Online a year later.

No doubt we’re all looking at GTA6. But don’t expect it anytime soon. Red Dead Redemption 2 was first teased two years before its eventual release date.


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