GRAND Theft Auto fans may have a long wait ahead of them before the release of the blockbuster gaming franchise’s next entry.
The hotly-anticipated GTA 6 might not hit shelves until 2025, according to one rumour, in what would be a huge blow to impatient fans worldwide.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA:V) came out way back in 2013, so gamers are desperate for a new entry to the series.
But GTA maker Rockstar is playing its cards close to its chest, keeping details of the yet-to-be-announced title a secret.
A steady stream of rumours and leaks about the franchise’s next entry have hinted at a 2022 or 2023 release date.
However, according to YouTuber and prominent leaker Tom Henderson, fans may have even longer to wait.
In a June 27 upload, he claimed that we may not see GTA VI “until 2024-2025.”
“If you’re expecting to play this game in the next couple of years I would put your expectations in check,” Henderson said.
Multiple factors have contributed to the game’s delay, the influencer told his 102,000 YouTube subscribers.
Rockstar is making efforts to address its “crunch culture”, for instance, with more of a focus on employee wellbeing.
The firm came under fire following the release of both GTA:V and 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 after workers reported working overtime for months on end in the lead up to release.
Rockstar is aiming to “avoid very harsh hours” throughout the development of GTA VI, according to Henderson.
The leaker also said that the next GTA “is going to release solely on current-gen consoles and PC.”
“It is not going to release on past-generation consoles,” he added.
It’s unclear where Tom got his information from, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.
We likely won’t know anything concrete on GTA 6 until Rockstar officially announces the game.
Last year, alleged details about GTA 6 surfaced online.
A purported former employee of Rockstar leaked apparent info about the game, including the names of the main characters.