As we march ever closer to the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto 5 in 2023, fans are desperate for any crumbs of Grand Theft Auto 6 news. In late February, a new patent hinted at what the map in GTA 6 could look like, while those playing Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition found what look like clues pointing towards a new game location. While GTA players are busy playing detective, Rockstar has been quiet regarding what the future of the franchise will look like. According to a trusted leaker, they might stay tight-lipped for the rest of 2022.
Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is “far along” in its production, but that’s it. More substantial information is at the top of fans’ wishlists for the year, and hearing that things were progressing smoothly was enough to amp up expectations for a trailer. Insider AccountNGT is suggesting that people keep very low expectations regarding news going forward.
It’s important to remember that any news coming from unofficial sources should be taken with a grain of salt, though AccountNGT is frequently on the money. While getting any news on GTA6 would be a treat, it also makes sense if Rockstar is deciding to hold back on releasing new info. Nearly a decade after release, GTA 5 is still topping sales charts, and frequent expansions keep its playerbase high. With so much life left in it, Rockstar might be waiting for 5 to finally croak before releasing something amazing into the world again.
In a February interview with Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, the man in charge was asked about releasing Grand Theft Auto 6 while current-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 were also on the way.
“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.”