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‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Why Sixth Installment Will Not Be Coming Out in 2019 or 2020
Now that “Borderlands 3” has been announced, the gaming community has turned their attention to other studios that have yet to make another sequel for their successful franchises. Rockstar is among the companies that have been incessantly nagged by gamers to create “GTA 6.”
Of course, given that “GTA 5” is more than five years old, it’s understandable that people have become restless patiently waiting for it. But even with the noise generated by multiple speculations online, Rockstar has yet to break their silence about “GTA 6.”
Thus, the rumors surrounding the game remains unconfirmed and it’s anyone’s guess which of these assumptions will make its way into the title’s development. So far, there are two major narratives that have emerged amidst the noise. First is the location of “GTA 6.”
As rumors would have it, the game will supposedly return to Vice City with drug-running being one of the major plotlines of the game. “GTA 6” is rumored to include areas south of the border where players will travel to complete missions. This speculation first appeared in this Youtube video where the hosts said that the scoop came from an “inside source” who requested to remain anonymous.
Second is the release date. While it remains uncertain when exactly “GTA 6” will hit the shelves, what is clear at the moment is it will not be coming out this year. Or next year, for that matter. A release date between 2020 and 2022 is the most likely candidate for the game as has been hinted by co-writer Dan Houser. Houser explained that one of the major reasons why Rockstar is having difficulty in developing the title is that the political climate made it difficult for them to satirize reality.
“It’s really unclear what we would even do with [GTA 6], let alone how upset people would get with whatever we did. Both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant, and very angry,” Houser explained. “It is scary but it’s also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally to veer towards the absurd. It’s hard to satirize for those reasons. Some of the stuff you see is straightforwardly beyond satire. It would be out of date within two minutes, everything is changing so fast.”