'Grand Theft Auto 6' Release Date, News & Update: 'GTA V' Success Expected To Step Back; VR Support Not Until 2020?

By Mia P. , Updated Oct 15, 2016 09:14 PM EDT

"Grand Theft Auto 6" is expected to be a bigger earner than its predecessor. Rumor has it that the multi-million budget necessary for the sequel is causing the delay. The game is expected to be a bigger earner than "GTA V" that sold  11.21 million copies, generating £511.8 million in the first 24 hours of its release.

While "GTA Online" is said to be getting more popular with online gamers, "Grand Theft Auto 6" is reportedly still widely expected. Moreover, players and critics have basked in the glory of the grand success of "Grand Theft Auto 5". The world of Los Santos is said to have the sheer hilarity and realism of heists as well as a well-conceived story. This lead to the creation of "GTA Online" where Los Santos was transformed into an open world for players to hang out together.

Rockstar Games has kept mum on divulging more about "Grand Theft Auto 6" release date.  The delay of the announcement is reportedly due to the updates and other improvements being worked on by the developers for "GTA 5" while several reports claim budget concerns as the issue. "GTA 5" is said to have cost around $265 million to develop. However, "GTA 5" was able to gross $1 billion in just three days breaking 7 Guinness World Records including "Fastest Entertainment Property to Gross $1 billion",  Metro reported.

In other news, rumor has it that Rockstar Games has halted the development of "Grand Theft Auto 6" indefinitely to focus on "GTA V". However, speculators have been coming up with their own theories about this rumor. Apparently, "Grand Theft Auto 5" remains to be a hit and a big money maker for the developer, fraghero reported. "GTA Online" is also highly profitable as well.

"Grand Theft Auto 6" may come with a 2018 release date if the typical five years apart of "GTA" games is to be considered. However, rumor has it that "GTA 6" will be needing two more years in addition as well as twice more money than "GTA 5" to develop, which is roughly over $500 million. Apparently, Rockstar Games is planning to include VR support for "GTA VI". Watch video about "GTA 6" Grand Theft Auto VI: Official Gameplay Video PC/PS4/XONE Preview Trailer Official Video

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