A few GTA players were no doubt excited when they received a message, supposedly from Rockstar themselves, saying that GTA 6 would be released in 2019.
Actually, it’s likely millions of Grand Theft Auto players are anxiously awaiting the release of a new entry in the series – GTA V is one of the best-selling games of all time after all, having shifted a whopping 90 million copies to date, while GTA Online is currently as popular as it has ever been.
But although there have been rumours concerning the release of another GTA game, there’s been no official word from Rockstar yet, with the New York-based team currently busy putting the finishing touches on Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the most eagerly anticipated games of all time.
Does this mean that GTA 6 is not on the cards now? Rockstar were quick to dismiss the message many players got on the GTA Online forum and Reddit on its official Twitter account, saying that this was a hacker-created hoax and not the official word from the US game developer in a tweet.
This is a hoax made with the use of mods, and not an official message or statement from Rockstar Games. *OV
— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) July 2, 2018
Of course, die-hard GTA fans must surely believe an announcement for a new GTA game must come sooner rather than later… After all, GTA V launched way back in late 2013 (the PS4 was hitting the market at about this time), and some would say its time for Rockstar to get to work on a new GTA game.
However, given that Red Dead Redemption 2 has not launched yet, it would be strange for the US video game company to announce GTA 6 now, but if the next Grand Theft Auto really is coming in 2019 it’s likely an announcement will come early next year and no later.
This may all be a pipe dream though, and if a new GTA really is on the cards, it may still be a long while off taking into account Rockstar is likely planning to support GTA Online for a long time yet given the cash cow it has been for the US company to date. Also, GTA Online’s success meant no single player DLC for GTA V and likely the cancellation of GTA: Tokyo, a new entry in the GTA franchise which never came to be.
It would be a good thing, though, that we get to hear more about GTA 6 in the not so distant future, and also that the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 end ups being as good as Rockstar fans are hoping it will be when it hits shelves later this year.