Are you one of the millions of people who have enjoyed the goodness of GTA V? If so, this may interest you. Very much so. A leak coming from a reputed insider at Rockstar Games, the company behind the Grand Theft Auto saga, claims that the next installment of the franchise, GTA VI (or GTA 6), might be a lot closer than people think.
This insider, under the pseudonym Tez2, reveals that the game would already be finished in terms of features, and that it would only need to be “polished”, thus preparing for the final stages before launch. The user reportedly obtained this information after analyzing the game files that were leaked earlier this year.
The information provided by the insider would fit perfectly with the conjectures made to date, which placed the launch window between 2024 and 2025. Even so, it is important to clarify that the information is not confirmed by any official source and that, at least for the moment, it should be classified only as a rumor until Rockstar confirms it.
Despite this information, it is worth noting that many triple A video games end up delaying their release due to the size of the projects. Recently, Ubisoft communicated that its expected pirate game: Skull and Bones, would end up being delayed until the end of 2023-2024 (the sixth delay of the game). A delay that would be added to that of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which Electronic Arts decided to delay for a month to finish polishing it.
In the event that this information is true, we should consider the fact that a game with dimensions like the future GTA VI (of equal or larger size than GTA V) involves a long polishing phase (including the testing phase and the correction of all kinds of glitches).
GTA V is currently the jewel in Rockstar Games’ crown, and the release of a new game in the series has been delayed much longer than usual due to the success of the game (originally released for PS3) and its multiplayer mode, which includes several microtransactions. The latest data offered by Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, revealed that the last game in the GTA franchise sold a whopping 170 million units.