Grand Theft Auto VI Possibly To Be Announced On May 17th
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The Grand Theft Auto series, one of the most iconic and successful video game franchises of all time, is rumored to be receiving a new sequel soon. The gaming community has been eagerly anticipating the release of a new installment in the series for over a decade, since the release of Grand Theft Auto V in 2012.
In recent weeks, several sources from the gaming industry have claimed that the Grand Theft Auto series will soon receive a new sequel, Grand Theft Auto VI. The parent company of Rockstar Games, Take Two, is said to be officially announcing the new game on May 17.
Adding fuel to the fire, Hip Hop Gamer recently posted a tweet with a photo of Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who said that "Grand Theft Auto VI will be a moment to remember." This has led many to believe that Zelnick is privy to information about the game or may even be involved in its development.
Another insider, Tez2, who frequently shares information about Rockstar Games, revealed that the upcoming summer update for GTA Online could contain teasers about Grand Theft Auto VI. This has led to speculation that the new game may be stylized after the update.
Rockstar Confirms Active Development
Through a publication on its Rockstar Newswire, the company confirmed that active development for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is indeed underway. The statement read: "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."
Many of you have been asking about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.
With every new project, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we've previously delivered.
We're pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the series is underway. — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 4, 2022
The Future of Grand Theft Auto
Not only did Rockstar confirm the development of Grand Theft Auto VI, but it also revealed some details about the future of the franchise.
The company announced that its successful GTA Online will be receiving an enhanced version for the PS5 and Xbox X|S Series. Rockstar also gave a definitive release date for the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions of Grand Theft Auto V, and shared some details about the performance improvements players can expect.