Grand Theft Auto is about as big as things get in the world of gaming franchises. With GTA games having been big money-earners for a good few years now and GTA 5 having been released on anything that is even remotely capable of running it, developer Rockstar has apparently now decided that it is time to move on, with GTA 6 beginning its development cycle.
A Rockstar insider has reportedly spilled the beans not only on the fact that GTA 6 is now being worked on, but that there was very nearly a GTA game set outside the United States for the first time. Rockstar was considering the possibility of Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo.
Having already released games loosely based on U.S. cities, the folks at Rockstar apparently sent people over to Tokyo, Japan in order to scope the capital out with an eye on creating a GTA game specifically based on the city. That idea has since been shelved for reasons that have not been shared at this point, with GTA 6, or GTA VI, if you like Roman numerals as much as Rockstar does, now beginning development. A location for the game has not yet been decided, though.
As of right now, the idea of GTA 6 being in the works is no great surprise, but many fans will likely be more interested in whether Rockstar will release any single-player DLC for the current GTA 5 title. Rockstar had led gamers to believe that such a thing would be in the pipeline, but if GTA 6 is now being actively worked on within Rockstar, will it have the bandwidth to develop the DLC that so many are eagerly awaiting?
No possible timescales have been given for when GTA 6 will arrive, or even what consoles it will debut on, but we can expect there to be plenty more news on the project as time goes by. This is Grand Theft Auto, after all!