Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 is now out, still out of reach that is. Wherever it is we can be sure at least that it must be circulating in the drawing boards and computers of Rockstar North, the owner of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. It’s been four whole years (running five) since the GTA brand release of GTA 5 and as most hopefuls predict, 2018 is going to be the year where they will finally release GTA 6.
Before we delve into some of the popular speculations of what the upcoming game will be like let as take a peek looking back at the previous GTA version releases.
It was in 1997 that the first GTA game was introduced into the market. It was at that time one of the most innovative game in circulation and in no time got players playing it from all over the world. And every two years after that a new game version was release up until the fourth GTA iteration – GTA 4 which was released 7 years after GTA 3. It took another 5 years before GTA 5 the current version was release. Looking at this information you can safely and yet sadly surmise that there is no clear pattern on how long before the guys at Rockstar will release a new game unless there will be an official announcement from them.
So when is the nearest prediction for the GTA to come out?
If we are to consider the current longest wait period in the pass we could be looking at 7 years before the GTA 6 is released hence the safest guess would be 2020.
Is it even worth the wait?
If indeed 2020 will be the release date of GTA 6 there are a couple of great things that could come out from this.
- The Virtual Reality headset or gear that are currently being circulated right now are still the early versions and yet some of them are already pretty awesome. So imagine that at 2020 most of the kinks will already have been worked out and with the release of GTA 6 you will be sure to experience a convincing gameplay with the use of a VR headset.
- Another possibility come 2020 is that cross platform gaming by then maybe have already been streamlined so that whatever gaming platform you are in does not really matter. This development would really be a great development for all players since they won’t be needing to buy all of the gaming platforms anymore in order to play with one another.
- Aside from the VR headset and cross platform playing, the future also brings better hardware and software that would allow Rockstar to go crazy with their graphic requirements. Rendering you a better and more realistic experience.
What to do until the release?
There are a lot of things you can do while waiting for the next GTA. For one you can perfect your criminal mastermind skill by perfecting and setting the record straight with the ample updates Rockstar North regularly puts out through GTA online.