GTA 6 is a highly anticipated title and, like all highly anticipated titles, it is of course the subject of much speculation. A trend that is not about to be reversed. Proof of this is that fans expect, without much surprise, an announcement during the Super Bowl 2021. But is it credible?
GTA has always occupied a somewhat special place in video game history.
The first episode thus faced a real outcry from associations advocating family values. They accused Rockstar of wanting to pervert teenagers and push them to engage in mass killings.
GTA, a separate license
The second episode received the same treatment, and many organizations even tried to have it banned. Too bad, of course, since the franchise has continued to grow richer over the years.
At least until 2013. It is indeed on this date that GTA 5 was released on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. It is thus almost eight years now.
And eight years is huge in a market as buoyant as that of these good old video games. It is largely for this reason that many expect GTA 6 to be announced by Rockstar in the near future.
However, some think that the studio and its publisher would prepare a surprise for the next edition of the Super Bowl.
GTA 6, the episode with a thousand rumors
This event holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Very followed, he is known as well for the sporting event that he represents as for everything that is organized around it. Like his half-time concert, for example, or the many unseen commercials that interrupt the match.
Paid at a high price by advertisers, they are generally an opportunity for advertisers to put out the big game and release trailers for highly anticipated films … or even in some cases for video games.
And precisely, on Reddit, many Internet users think that Take Two will take the opportunity to release a first teaser for GTA 6.
A release for 2022 or 2023?
An impression reinforced by the fact that the half-time concert will this time be given by The Weeknd, an artist who would have (note the conditional) worked with Rockstar on a top secret project. It is of course very difficult not to think about GTA 6, but it is arguably best not to sell the skin of the bear before you have killed it.
On the rumor side, we want to be much less enthusiastic and if many insiders have confirmed that the title was in development – it could not be otherwise – they also specified that its release would not occur before 2022 or 2023.
Communicating so much in advance would therefore be of little interest.
Does Rockstar Really Need GTA 6?
Especially that Rockstar does not have really need a new chapter. GTA 5 still works just as much, carried by GTA Online. And a new adaptation is even expected on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | It’s a little later this year, with revised graphics and effects. As for GTA Online, several free DLC are planned and some should even focus on single player play, as was the case with the most recent of them.
You will probably have understood it, but at the time of writing, we are not very sure that this theory is founded. Now, everyone can be wrong, and we must admit that it would be a big mistake on our part.