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‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Rumors, Areas: Is the Upcoming Installment Currently in Development?

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News regarding “GTA 6” is so dry at the moment and fans are left wondering whether or not Rockstar is still interested in releasing a new installment for the open-world action franchise. The game studio has a penchant for releasing games with years in between them and that tradition apparently still stands.

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, the mother company of Rockstar, previously said that they want to focus more on quality rather than profit. Indeed, seeing how it handled the previous releases, Zelnick’s statement isn’t just a CEO reassuring its fan base. This very standard that the company upholds is among the reasons why “GTA 6” will not be released this year.

In fact, the next installment of the franchise isn’t even expected next year. Following Rockstar’s history of developing a game, it’s likely that “GTA 6” will hit the shelves between 2020 and 2022, Billionaire365 reported.

There’s also the fact that its new game, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” is slated for release on Oct. 26. Gaming studios typically don’t want to push out two popular franchises with little time between them as it could potentially lead to negative sales performances. Indeed, even the most hardcore gamers will only have so much time to allocate to games like “GTA 6” and “Red Dead Redemption 2” given how massive both their maps have been made.

Then there are other triple-A franchises to contend with that are also boasting riveting graphics, compelling storylines, and immersive gameplay. But by staggering the release date of “GTA 6” and “Red Dead Redemption 2,” fans will have more time to extensively explore one before jumping into the world of the other.

Having said all of these, it seems that Rockstar has already started working on “GTA 6.” According to “The Know,” a source coming from the gaming studio itself revealed to them that Rockstar is currently developing the sixth installment under the codename “Project Americas.”

The moniker is due to the fact that the game will allow players to travel from other parts of America other than the U.S to complete certain missions. It’s still unclear what locations are included in “GTA 6” and Rockstar is keeping its lips tight about the development of the game as it’s apt to do.

By J Russ Isberto
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