GTA 6 launch could be years away

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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 where the leaker said the game was much further along in development.

Last year, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier (who was with Kotaku at the time) reported that GTA 6 was still early in development. He went to further clarify in a tweet that it was years away

Yan2295, who apparently is so good at leaking that publisher 2K Games asked him to stop, challenged 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. 

Imad Khan

Imad is currently Senior Google and Internet Culture reporter for CNET, but until recently was News Editor at Tom's Guide. Hailing from Texas, Imad started his journalism career in 2013 and has amassed bylines with the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, Wired and Men's Health Magazine, among others. Outside of work, you can find him sitting blankly in front of a Word document trying desperately to write the first pages of a new book.