GTA 6 is reportedly at an early stage of development, may run less and expand with regular updates
The next Grand Theft Auto game may be slightly different from the one we’re used to.
GTA 6 is reportedly in the early stages of development, and compared to the latest entries in this series, it may turn out to be more of a living service like GTA Online.
A new Kotaku report on crisis culture research, described by many Rockstar employees, also discusses studio plans for the future. In particular, it is noted that Rockstar management outlined a plan for the next GTA. It’s worth noting that the Kotaku report never mentions GTA 6, simply as “a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.” For clarity, we will continue to call it GTA 6.
The sequel is reported to be a “medium-sized” game at launch, and will then expand through regular updates. It sounds like Rockstar plans to integrate the structure and rhythm of GTA Online into the next major GTA release. This is supposed to reduce the direct workload on the studio and help alleviate the crisis.
However, this is just one of the potential game plans, and it seems that GTA 6 is still at an early stage of development. It is unclear whether Rockstar will fulfill this plan in the first place, and we cannot predict how GTA 6 will evolve as it emerges. Although the report does not contain any additional details about the potential GTA 6, the fact that it is at such an early stage of development implies that it may well be exclusive to the next generation.
If nothing else, this report is pouring cold water on rumors of an upcoming GTA 6 announcement. And since Rockstar is still considering how to deal with the game as a whole, alleged leaks regarding the contents of the next GTA should also be fixed with added salt.