Just a few days ago, Rockstar revealed that the long-awaited GTA 6 was “well underway.” Although this has been known for some time now, gamers were thrilled to finally receive confirmation that the game is definitely happening. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, the head of Rockstar’s parent company, recently sat down for an interview with gamesindusrty.biz where he discussed why the company has chosen to move forward with GTA 6, despite GTA V still doing incredibly well.
When asked if Zelnick was concerned about releasing GTA 6 when the company currently has plans to rerelease GTA V for next-gen consoles in March, the CEO said a sequel was the right move as it’s what fans want. The CEO said, “You always have to be willing to be fresh. You always have to be willing to bring consumers what they want. The minute you try to protect the past, you become irrelevant.” Zelnick also confidently shared that he believes GTA V will continue to perform well, even when GTA 6 eventually launches.
The Take-Two CEO continued, “I’m thrilled Rockstar’s working on the next iteration of Grand Theft Auto. I have no doubt it will be just great, and there’s every evidence to believe from the past that the Grand Theft Auto catalog will also continue to perform.”
Rockstar excited gamers everywhere when they finally announced GTA 6 was well and truly in development last week. The company said on the upcoming game, “With the unprecedented longevity of GTA V, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered–and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready.”
While Rockstar has yet to share any concrete information on the game, rumors have said GTA 6 could be looking at a 2023 release date. Stay tuned for more info on the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series as it develops.