Grand Theft Auto 6 remains one of the world’s most eagerly anticipated future releases, but fans could be waiting a little longer than they might hope, according to one stock analyst.
The iconic GTA franchise has been without a new release since 2013, with GTA V failing to add any additional single-player content like its predecessor GTA IV - with the focus being put into multiplayer.
Despite the constant updates to GTA Online, fans are obviously eager to jump into a new game with a fresh setting, story, and in-game mechanics, though that could very well be a long way off from happening.
Stock analyst Alex Giaimo has warned traders off buying Take-Two stock (the parent company of Rockstar Games) because he believes that their next major release is still some time away.
After downgrading the stock from 'buy' to 'hold', Giamio claimed that while Take-Two produces ‘high-quality content’ compared to other US publishers, he can’t see where the ‘near-term catalyst’ - in the form of a new release - to push the stock any higher than its current level is coming from.
Furthermore, Giamio predicts that fans won’t get their hands on the next installment of the iconic franchises until 2022, despite reports that it could be released much sooner than that.
Of course, this is only a prediction from the stock analyst and not to be taken as confirmation that a new game is still three years away.
However, it might not be too far off the mark considering Rockstar are still invested into Red Dead Redemption 2 with a number of updates being made to its vast online modes.
A small gap between a Grand Theft Auto release and Red Dead Redemption could very well be filled by Rockstar’s smaller titles in Bully and Max Payne or even a brand new franchise.
Yet, a former developer has already claimed that Bully 2 has been canceled at least once and is unsure if it has been put back into development. Sadly, there has been no news on Max Payne or a new original title.
It remains to be seen if Giamio’s prediction comes off, or if fans will be hopping into whatever epic story that Rockstar has planned anytime sooner.