‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Latest Rumors, Release Date & Update: With Long Wait, Focus Shifts to GTA 5 Content

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 14, 2016 02:38 PM EDT
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“Grand Theft Auto 6” is years away with Rockstar not budging on what stage of development the sequel is in. The only thing certain is that something is up though it may not happen until perhaps 2018.

With nothing much to expect from now until then, the best thing that gamers can do is make do with “Grand Theft Auto 5”. The current installment which came out in 2013 is playable in most leading game platforms which have been getting updates as well.

What is holding up GTA 6?

With meager updates tied up to “Grand Theft Auto 6”, majority of the delay has been attributed to Rockstar’s alleged plan to integrated virtual reality. Seeing that the game is a long way off, something worth considering is the feasibility of VR by that time.

Taking 2018 for instance, it will be interesting to see as to what level VR is by that time. At the moment, VR headsets have not done that well with sales pretty erratic. Most games have adopted VR technology but somehow its impact leaves a lot to be desired.

Bigger maps, bigger gaming

Aside from the possible VR support, there is the question on what map will be in use. This also covers the magnitude to which it would be made. Rumors have suggested that it could be something new or a mix of earlier versions of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Fans want a sign?

As mentioned in a previous post, the best way to appease fans is to at least let them know that development is past the preliminary stages. That could be impossible for now but upcoming gaming events could offer ample time for some credible info or even game trailers.

Much of those events are in 2017, E3 and GamesCom of which are notable. Should that happen, the roadmap to “Grand Theft Auto 6” should be clearer.

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