This announcement was expected and it finally fell this Friday, February 4. Rockstar Games talked about the next opus of the Grand Theft Auto saga while giving an update on the near future of the franchise.
And everything will start next month with the return of the iconic GTA V on next-generation consoles.
The starry firm has just posted a long article on its website. The studio finally gives us some information about the future of its favorite license. But before we get to the juicy information, it’s time to dive back into Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games confirms that the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will be released on March 15, 2022. So there’s no delay on the horizon… GTA Online will also be part of the game on that date and will even be free for three months on the Sony console.
This edition will include many improvements such as a 4K definition or a framerate up to 60 FPS. Textures will be more detailed, the display distance will be larger and ray tracing will make its appearance. 3D audio, shorter loading times, and haptic feedback (on PS5) will be included. Saves from the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V as well as from GTA Online will be transferable.
The information that particularly catches our attention is the focus made by Rockstar Games on the sequel… Because the studio openly confirms that GTA VI is currently in full development.
With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.
So the launch of Grand Theft Auto VI may be closer than we thought. Rockstar also says it can’t wait to share the first concrete information about the game. Just a little more patience!
Source: Rockstar Games