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Rockstar’s new GTA 5 strategy could set back GTA 6 release date further

Published: 1/Sep/2020 13:23

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games appear to be hiring new designers for multiplayer, but is it more for GTA Online rather than GTA 6? Let’s take a look. 

Even though Rockstar Games have kept radio silent over Grand Theft Auto 6, GTA fans across the globe have been scouring GTA V’s single-player, GTA Online, and the Rockstar websites for clues about what could come next. 


While theories have run wild as fans have hoped for a 2020 release, the chances of that are ultra-slim – given that the year is almost at an end, Rockstar hasn’t said about the new game, and they’re also planning to launch an updated version of GTA V on the next generation of consoles. 

Some fans have pointed to the developers hiring a new online designer as a possible hint of them working on GTA 6, but that probably won’t be the case. 

GTA characters walking on the beach
Rockstar Games
Fans have been hoping for GTA 6 news but Rockstar have stayed quiet.

The listing for a new position with Rockstar, which has the title of Online Game Systems Designer, was pointed out by GTAVINews on Twitter, who, like other fans, speculated that it ould be for GTA 6.

That was followed up by a listing for a ‘Tools Programmer’ that would be involved in “designing, implementing, and maintaining the asset pipeline and tools technology across multiple projects and platforms from content creation through to the game engine.”

That may read a bit more like somebody who could be working on GTA 6, but given that GTA Online is moving across platforms, and Rockstar also has Red Dead Online going strong, it seems more for them than anything else. 


Obviously, you can’t completely rule out the possibility of the jobs being for GTA 6, as leakers have confirmed that the game is development – though there are disagreements about how far along it is. 

Until Rockstar says anything concrete about the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, a possible release date is still up in the air, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.


Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson


Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.


It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

Michael and Franklin from GTA V
Rockstar Games
A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

Franklin from GTA V
Rockstar Games
The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.