GTA 6 Release Date
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GTA 6 Release Date Delayed: Development to Begin After Red Dead Redemption 2

When is the GTA 6 release date? Some longtime fans may grow antsy with anticipation for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise. Unfortunately for them, it may take a while before GTA 6 will even see the light of day.

No News of a GTA 6 Release Date Just Yet

Recent statements from GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive hint at the future of the franchise and its next title. As per reports, the ongoing success of GTA 5 and GTA Online have grown to be much longer than expected. As such, its developer, Rockstar Games, is still enjoying the success of the aforementioned titles.

The success of GTA 5 may come as no surprise to some. Despite being rather controversial in nature, the GTA series has amassed quite the number of fans in its lifetime. Seeing as GTA 5 boasts of several new features and the biggest map to date, it was only expected that it would see a lot of success. What was not anticipated though, was how long the game would continue to bask in such a favorable outcome.

With this into account, Rockstar may be placing more focus on GTA Online to keep the momentum going for its current generation. As such, development for GTA 6 may take the backseat for now. As to when the company will begin to pursue the next GTA title is still unknown.

GTA 6 Release Date and Red Dead Redemption 2

On the other hand, Rockstar also has the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 on its plate. The game is slated to launch in 2018 after an initial delay. With a target time frame already in the picture, the Red Dead Redemption sequel may be Rockstar’s current priority. Allegedly, Red Dead Redemption 2 may not even reach the same heights as a GTA game. Nevertheless, it is still anticipated to meet its own level of prosperity in the industry.

What is Grand Theft Auto?

For the uninitiated, Grand Theft Auto — otherwise known as GTA — is an action-adventure video game that features not just shooting and driving, but also elements of racing and stealth. The franchise first launched in 1997 with the first GTA title. It has since grown to become a critically acclaimed series with commercial success.

Though it is a grand series in its own right, GTA is not without its own controversies. GTA games feature a lot of violent and adult themes. Its content additionally glamorizes crime and violence. Nevertheless, GTA has managed to push restrictions to the limit and has come out successful as the years go by.

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