Grand Theft Auto 6 is regarded as one of the most anticipated games of all time. Many Grand Theft Auto fans have been eagerly waiting for the next installment of GTA. So when Rockstar games- GTA franchise developer- announced the future of GTA 6, fans went into a frenzy.
When and how was the announcement made?
The official announcement was made on Twitter through the official page of Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames). According to the tweet, the next entry in the GTA series is “underway”. Even though no specific details about the game were given, Rockstar mentioned that their motive is to move significantly beyond what they have already delivered.
Rockstar also stated that they WILL give away more news on Rockstar Newswire once they are ready. The GTA fans showed a significantly positive response to the tweet.
Was the GTA franchise inactive until now?
No, the GTA franchise was rather active. Rockstar Games have been working on the popular GTA Online and the new remastered GTA Trilogy. However, these have received a lot of backlash from the fans.
The players did not appreciate the technical issues in GTA remastered, nor did they hold back from giving their unbiased and brutally honest criticism. Hence, the announcement of a new series has reignited the GTA fan base.
A brief storyline of GTA
The GTA series was released for the first time in 1997 by the same developer, Rockstar games. The fictional storyline of the game is based in the real-life locations of Miami and San Francisco. The game begins with a new protagonist who is a criminal in one way or another.
The players have to complete missions to move forward in the game as the storyline follows through. Samuel Jackson, Axl Rose, and Debbie Harry are some famous voice-acting cast names. After the release of GTA 3 in 2001, GTA brought both financial and critical success to Rockstar games.
It is the fifth highest-selling video franchise. GTA 5 sold over 110 million copies along with crashing the Epic game store.
When will GTA 6 be released?
There have been several speculations about a new GTA entry. GTA 6 is rumored to be released between April 2023 to March 2024. The rumors also suggest that the game is most likely to be set in Vice City or a new city-based in Rio de Janeiro. The protagonist, who will start small, will be the head of the drug racket by the end. It will be set in the 1970s and 1980s. Still, nothing can be confirmed.
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Grand Theft Auto has created controversies and received backlash for its adult-themed content and use of violence in the game over the years. It still, however, remains the fan-favorite. GTA always brings a sense of nostalgia, so it will be great to finally see what the GTA franchise has in store for the fans.