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Rockstar confirms the next GTA game is in 'active development'

Rockstar Games will provide details on GTA 6 when they're ready.

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In a new Rockstar Newswire post, the developer talks about updates and changes coming to GTA 5 on the Xbox One and PS4, as well as the Xbox Series X and PS5. It’s here that they also provide a brief update on the future of the franchise. Rockstar Games has confirmed that the next Grand Theft Auto game is in ‘active development.’

The latest Rockstar Newswire post primarily focuses on the ongoing development of GTA 5 and GTA Online, specifically confirming the game’s March release date for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. That said, the developers broke their silence on what fans have been dying to learn more about - GTA 6. Though there aren’t any concrete details, Rockstar Games confirms that the next game in the Grand Theft Auto series is in ‘active development.’

Interestingly enough, the developer does not refer to the game as GTA 6 in this update. That could simply mean that the game is too early in development and they’re not ready to officially title it, or, perhaps the next game isn’t called “Grand Theft Auto 6.” It wouldn’t be the first time that the franchise ditched the numbered entries.

There’s still no word on when we’ll get our first look at GTA 6, but fans can rest assured that the game is indeed in development. Until then, GTA 5 continues to receive new content and features to keep players occupied. For more on the Grand Theft Auto series, stick with Shacknews.

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    February 4, 2022 7:18 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Rockstar confirms the next GTA game is in 'active development'

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      February 4, 2022 7:11 AM

      Don't see it anywhere on the shack but a new GTA was confirmed to be in dev by rockstar. At the end of this article.

      https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/ak73k92o47ko75/grand-theft-auto-community-update

      Also, GTAV on new consoles will have ray tracing!

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        February 4, 2022 7:15 AM

        After what happen to the definitive editions of the GTA III trilogy, I'm not getting hyped. Watch GTA 6 be online only.

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          February 4, 2022 7:17 AM

          Don't you need to be logged into Rockstar to play GTAV?

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            February 4, 2022 7:21 AM

            I don't mind being logged in, I just want a single player experience. GTAO is so hollow and unfulfilling.

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        February 4, 2022 7:21 AM

        I stopped playing GTA online because I could never really complete the heists with random members, so I could never really earn much money. But it seems like all the DLC content, like those sweet cars and car mods, just cost a ridiculous amount of money, as if GTA was only catering to whales that would buy GTA bucks.

        I'm probably wrong, but at this point anything GTA online just seems to have an impossible barrier to entry.

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      February 4, 2022 7:19 AM

      Rockstar confirms a new GTA game

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/1489617718009606150?

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        February 4, 2022 7:53 AM

        how come? I thought 5 online was printing so much money they will never make a new one! /s

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      February 4, 2022 7:45 AM

      Water is wet.

      Rockstar is working on the next GTA

      https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/1489617718009606150

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        February 4, 2022 7:49 AM

        Maybe GTA sequel has taken so long is the timing of when they started and PS4/Pro/5's release? If Rockstar is in mid-cycle of engine development and a new console is about to ship, their desire to retool makes way more sense. PS5/XBX is gonna be on the shelves for some time, better to exploit all of these systems than previous gen.

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          February 4, 2022 7:51 AM

          6 was definitely for this gen, and it will probably come out by the end of it to repeat what they did with 5.

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        February 4, 2022 8:18 AM

        The next entry is just gta 5 for ps6

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      February 4, 2022 7:45 AM

      When are we thinking this will arrive? Fall 2023 is my guess

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      February 4, 2022 10:01 AM

      Question is, where will this take place?

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        February 4, 2022 10:07 AM

        GTA 6: Greater Toronto Area

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        February 4, 2022 10:25 AM

        skyrim

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        February 4, 2022 11:25 AM

        Liberty City. It's been a hella long time since we last visited, it's a big-ass iconic city, and being American makes it uniquely suited to the "Americans are vapid and dumb" humor that Rockstar does best.

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        February 4, 2022 12:19 PM

        LONDON 1979 PLEASE GOD

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          February 4, 2022 3:12 PM

          I want it just for the disco station they'd have to curate.

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            February 4, 2022 4:06 PM

            it'd be so good as a sequel to 1969. you get disco and punk and post-punk, skinheads and punks and gangsters, thatcher and cold war, IRA and falklands shit. you could throw in some james bond.
            it's all visually great.

            ergh

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          February 4, 2022 3:45 PM

          I think they could do a cool version of London this time.

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          February 4, 2022 4:09 PM

          it all depends on how many strip clubs London had in 1979.

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            February 4, 2022 4:13 PM

            this could be true and idk about that

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        February 4, 2022 4:10 PM

        Chicago

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      February 4, 2022 10:24 AM

      Anyone on the Shack unaware of thread merging thinks a bunch of people are just rephrasing the headline for no reason

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      February 4, 2022 12:21 PM

      will GTA Online's success force Rockstar to attempt to innovate in their core gameplay model instead of their cutscene runtime?

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        February 4, 2022 12:33 PM

        Watch them go full Metal Gear Solid with that shit in the next one.

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      February 4, 2022 12:32 PM

      They should make all the drugs in-game give different power-ups. Show Saints Row and Fallout that you're not afraid to let players get completely fucking zooted off of angel dust!!

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        February 4, 2022 12:55 PM

        Peyote in Online turns you into different animals, pretty cool.

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      February 4, 2022 1:45 PM

      Eventually GTAV will stand for Grand Theft Automated Vehicle.

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      February 4, 2022 4:35 PM

      I've tried to finish GTA5 over like seven different spurts, but it's just too huge of a game and frankly pretty aimless. You also have to spend a lot of time playing as characters that are over-the-top assholes. Besides that, a lot of it really gets away from the core experience of driving vehicles and into things like stealth/cover-shooter bullshit.

      But I do like the driving!

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