Earlier this year, Rockstar launched Grand Theft Auto VI, the latest entry in the GTA series. Almost a decade later, it remains the latest title in the GTA saga. A new GTA game has been rumored to be in the works for some time. We now have our first official hint.
In a recent post that detailed the improvements to GTA VI on Xbox Series X, S, and PS5, Rockstar acknowledged the interest in the GTA VI successor and announced that it was in active development.
Rockstar Games posted, “Many of you have been asking about the next entry in our Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project, we strive to exceed the quality we’ve previously offered. We are pleased to confirm that active development is underway for the next Grand Theft Auto entry,” the company stated.
“We will share more details as they become available, so stay tuned to Rockstar Newswire for official details.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the GTA Online community for playing with us across 2021.
As we enter our third console generation and with much more to come in 2022 and beyond, here is a look at just some of what’s on the way. https://t.co/8KbrCRSBc2 pic.twitter.com/ia0WAnKPhR
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 4, 2022
The trailer, possible release date, or anything else has yet to be officially announced. Still, the first official confirmation of the game will be good news for many GTA fans around the world.
GTA 6: What the rumors suggest so far
If you want to go into the rumor zone, expect GTA 6, or GTA VI (whichever title the next game will have), in a version of Vice City, the fictional town from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Rumors also suggest the new Vice City map may be more dynamically expanding, with new DLC adding more events to the game and possibly more areas to discover. Since none of this has been confirmed, we recommend that you take this information with a grain of salt.
According to YouTuber Tom Henderson, Grand Theft Auto 6 is also expected to launch in 2024-2025, but that hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.