Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) was a massive success. The game received outstanding reviews from critics and players alike.
Seeing what Rockstar did with RDR2, fans have high expectations for the Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6). Moreover, many believe that the company is already working on it.
But there’s one question that’s been plaguing its fans: Will GTA 6 be for the PS4 and Xbox One or for the next-gen hardware (PS5 and Xbox Two)?
Coming In 2021 or 2022?
According to a report, the GTA 6 is reportedly set to launch in 2021 or 2022 which is bad news for PS4 and Xbox One owners.
Assuming that GTA 6 is indeed launching in 2021 or 2022, then it seems more likely that it will be a PS5 and Xbox Two game. Why? This is because both next-gen gaming consoles are reportedly going to be released in 2020 – well, to be exact, 2020 is the most popular speculated release date.
But Is It Really Launching In 2021 or 2022?
One of the reasons why there’s an expectation that the GTA 6 could be a PS4 game is because the GTA 4 was released in April 2008, while GTA 5 was released in September 2013, making it a 5-year gap. So people were expecting the GTA 6 to be released this year.
But after seeing the release of RDR2 this year followed by its online version – Red Dead Online, a 2018 announcement/release for the GTA 6 seems highly unlikely. In fact, there are reports expecting the game could come in 2019 instead.
However, back in October, Rockstar Games’ co-founder Dan Houser spoke with GQ-Magazine. On the interview, Dan expressed his relief that GTA 6 wasn’t happening during Trump’s divided America. Currently, in the US, topics like social issues, politics, and cultural stereotypes are very sensitive subjects to talk about. And considering the nature of Grand Theft Auto titles which is filled with offensive themes, jokes, and vice, it won’t sit well. This in return led reports to speculate that GTA 6 will be released after Trump’s term which will end in January 2021.
And even before this interview, there was already reputable industry analyst Michael Pachter predicting that a 2020 announcement with a 2021 release would be the best case scenario. Meanwhile, a 2021 announcement with a 2022 release or later would be more likely.
As you can see, it’s a rumors/speculation game regarding the GTA 6’s release date – one side is saying one thing, while another side is saying another thing. All we can do right now is wait for official announcements.
But what do you think? Is GTA 6 coming next year or in 2021/2022? Tell us in the comment section below.