Menu

Search

  |   Technology

Menu

  |   Technology

Search

‘GTA 6’ Rumors, Speculations: Completely Games-As-A-Service? Last Major Installment?

GTA 6. iCrazyTeddy/YouTube

There used to be a time when gamers could reliably count on Rockstar to keep delivering high quality “Grand Theft Auto” games every year or two. However, following the rising appeal of so-called Games-as-a-Service and the increased cost of production, this could change with “GTA 6.” Not only could it potentially be the last major installment in a long time, but it could also get rid of offline play altogether.

So far, all anyone really has with “GTA 6” are rumors, PC Gamer notes. Many of these rumors are more like wish lists than anything else, but some of them have disturbing implications. Among the possibilities with the highest chance of coming true is the matter the game being the last numbered iteration. This is because Rockstar could simply keep milking it for a decade or more, as it proved it could with “GTA 5.”

When the fifth numbered installment in the franchise was launched in 2013, no one could have anticipated that it would take so long for a sequel to come out. Six years later, not even a hint of what “GTA 6” is about has come out of Rockstar or Take-Two, and this has left many fans feeling anxious. What will the game be about? Will it even feature offline play at all?

That last part is particularly disturbing to think about because a lot of players have made it clear they don’t mind just focusing on the online multiplayer aspect, at all. “GTA 5 Online” is still raking in the dough even all these years after the game’s initial release. Why wouldn’t Take-Two believe that they could get away with making “GTA 6” all about that?

Naturally, this Games-as-a-Service model in “GTA 6” will also likely come with a ton of additional contents that will be released over time. “GTA 5 Online” has been doing this and for free, at that. This is why the game has remained popular to this day and why its sequel is likely to be even more so.

  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

June 14 14:00 UTC Released

USYr Inf Prelim

Actual

2.2 %

Forecast

Previous

2.6 %

June 14 14:00 UTC Released

USU Mich 1Yr Inf Prelim

Actual

2.6 %

Forecast

Previous

2.9 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 721719721719m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 721719721719m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 733539733539m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 721719721719m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 733539733539m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 721719721719m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 721719721719m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 721719721719m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.