It’s a simple confirmation, but one that gaming fans have been waiting a long time to hear from the horse’s mouth. According to Rockstar, they are well aware of the anticipation for Grand Theft Auto 6. In a statement to fans, they confirm that development is “well underway” and that they want to “move significantly beyond what they have delivered prior.”
In the meantime, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 will launch on March 15th. They will feature up to 4K resolution, HDR, 60fps, texture and draw distance upgrades, ray-tracing, 3D audio, and more. The new versions will also have new options and features for GTA Online:
GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series also includes a range of improvements including the ability to skip the GTAV Story Mode prologue before entering Online, and an all-new GTA Online Tutorial. New GTA Online players will now enter the Career Builder, with instant access to their choice of one of four illicit businesses — Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner — and a sizable GTA$ windfall to help select a property, high-end vehicle, and the firepower required to kickstart their enterprise. Returning players will also have the option to restart their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA Online also include the new Hao’s Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, which will allow players to upgrade select vehicles (5 new vehicles and 5 existing vehicles at launch) for elite driving performance that takes full advantage of the upgraded power of new console hardware.
It’s safe to say that many players, ourselves included, feel GTA6 is long overdue. It’s also safe to say that when it does eventually release, it will be an industry defining title just as the 3D iterations have been prior. For now, we continue to wait.