If you were planning on adding the latest version of Grand Theft Auto to your list of must-play games, it's time to make alternative plans.
Prominent Rockstar Games insider Yan2295 took to Twitter to claim that while Grand Theft Auto VI is in development, it's not coming anytime soon. This contradicts claims made last year (opens in new tab) where the leaker said the game was much further along in development.
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Last year, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier (who was with Kotaku at the time) reported (opens in new tab) that GTA 6 was still early in development. He went to further clarify in a tweet that it was years away (opens in new tab).
Yes GTA 6 is being developped. No it's not coming soon. No I don't know when it's gonna be announced or released. You can stop asking now.January 2, 2021
Yan2295, who apparently is so good at leaking (opens in new tab) that publisher 2K Games asked him to stop, challenged (opens in new tab) Schreier's reporting saying the game was much further along in development. Well, now he's backing off of those claims.
Unfortunately, Yan2295 did not give any additional intel. But considering that it took Grand Theft Auto V five years to develop, an upcoming GTA 6 might not land until 2023, assuming preliminary work started after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018.
Until then, Grand Theft Auto Online will have to suffice. Although, we do suggest giving Yakuza: Like a Dragon a try.