What simply occurred? It’s by no means simple for builders to observe a wildly profitable recreation with one which’s simply as well-received. But the duty is prone to be particularly troublesome for Rockstar, who, with the long run launch of GTA 6, will face comparisons with the second best-selling recreation of all time: GTA V. However, the corporate says it’s up for the problem and desires the following Grand Theft Auto title to set a benchmark for “the collection, our business, and for all leisure.”
Rockstar confirmed a brand new GTA recreation was within the works earlier this 12 months. This was reiterated and barely expanded upon throughout its mum or dad firm’s newest monetary outcomes name, throughout which Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed the sport would have a really excessive bar.
“With improvement of the following entry within the Grand Theft Auto collection nicely underway, the Rockstar Games workforce is set to as soon as once more set artistic benchmarks for the collection, our business, and for all leisure, simply because the label has finished with each one in all their frontline releases,” Zelnick stated.
It might be fascinating to find if GTA 6 can come near matching the success of its predecessor. Most of what we have heard in regards to the recreation are rumors and hypothesis, although it does sound like it will likely be fairly a departure from what we’re used to seeing in a GTA title.
Last month introduced information that, for the primary time within the franchise’s historical past, GTA 6 will embrace a feminine protagonist, a Latina girl who’s a part of a “Bonnie-and-Clyde-like” duo, suggesting the sport will once more function a number of playable characters.
Additionally, we would not see a lot of the often-controversial humor the franchise is known for. Rockstar is reportedly going to take a extra politically appropriate stance in GTA 6 and never “punch down” by making enjoyable of marginalized teams. It’s an analogous strategy taken by the brand new Saints Row recreation that arrives this month, one which hasn’t been welcomed by a lot of the collection’ followers.
Those “Saints” appear to be the type of individuals the actual Saints would bully lol, You guys actually made this reboot for fortnite viewers 😀 pic.twitter.com/25vV7arGga
— Erdem Atıcı (@2paclypsenow) August 25, 2021
As for once we’ll get to seek out out if GTA 6 can set an business benchmark, Rockstar first stated that improvement was “nicely underway” again in February. Some rumors put its launch date as far forward as 2025. That date does appear unlikely, although Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier beforehand stated to not count on it subsequent 12 months.
Idk why everybody thinks that I stated GTA VI was coming in 2023. Everything Tom Henderson has stated in regards to the recreation matches up with what I’ve heard
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 4, 2021