'Grand Theft Auto 6' Rumors, News, & Updates: Game Cancelled, Rockstar Wants To Focus On 'GTA 5'

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Sep 15, 2016 10:35 AM EDT

After Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto 5" was a rousing success back in 2013 and the years that followed, many fans were already wondering when the studio would release a follow up. So many rumors about where it would be set kept swirling, but apparently, word is now coming out that we might not get that sequel sooner than we think.

The Bitbag is reporting that although they were expected to make an appearance and announcement about "Grand Theft Auto 6" at the latest PlayStation Meeting in New York last week, Rockstar Games no-showed the big event. It turns out that they decided not to go after all, and eventually, reports stated that "Grand Theft Auto 6"'s development was being postponed.

How long is the postponement, you ask? Well, "Grand Theft Auto 6" is now being targeted for a 2018 release. When you consider that the original target seemed to be next year, it doesn't seem that long, but since they weren't specific about what quarter of 2018 they planned to release the game in, fans could still be left waiting long. For what it's worth, that means a possible "Red Dead Redemption 2" wasn't announced.

The rumors that surrounded "Grand Theft Auto 6"'s gameplay include casting famous actress Eva Mendes as the lead (marking the first time a "Grand Theft Auto" protagonist would be female). As well as setting the game in a fictionalized version of what could be Houston, Tokyo, London, or Chicago, or some other unmentioned city that hasn't been yet used in the franchise.

Rumors also say that it's possible for "Grand Theft Auto 6" to be played via VR, but we'll have to see to find out. We'll bring you more information on the upcoming game, whenever it's going to be released, once we get them.

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