By the time GTA 6 does release, there will have been a roughly 11 – 12 year gap between games in the series (at the earliest) and 6 – 7 year gap between a new Rockstar release as Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in 2018. Video games are taking longer and longer to make, especially considering the scale at which Rockstar develops them. With that said, according to YouTuber LegacyKillaHD, Rockstar Games employees don't even expect to be around when the next GTA game enters development let alone releases. With that said, it could be decades before we see the next GTA game. Rockstar will probably make another Red Dead Redemption or revisit another franchise if not make a completely new IP, that could take a really long time and then another GTA would take even longer, if we are being realistic.
It's a bummer to hear, but that doesn't mean the GTA series would just vanish from the zeitgeist. Grand Theft Auto V has remained extremely relevant for years thanks to GTA Online. It's likely Rockstar will have an extremely fleshed out online mode for the next game to make sure it can be sustained for years to come. There have also been rumors that updates to GTA 6 could expand it in ways much more significant than its predecessor. Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen, but here's hoping.
Didn't think this needed to be said but I forgot GTA 6 attracts a lot of 12 year olds that have trouble with reading comprehension... but the devs (I know) don't anticipate they'll be around in like 15 years when work on GTA 7 or whatever its called begins.— Michael (@LegacyKillaHD) October 18, 2023
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