Take-Two Interactive’s CEO and Chairman Straus Zelnick have mentioned GTA 6, the next Grand Theft Auto installment, during a recent earnings call with the investors. The company published its financial results for Q1 of FY2023 yesterday and it was revealed there that the GTA V, which is the latest GTA entry, has sold almost 170 million units since it was launched in 2013.
The GTA V is now almost a decade old and since no other title came in between these ten years, it is only suitable that it should deserve a proper sequel for the current-gen platforms. Though we may not have seen anything officially, but we know that Rockstar is already working on the title’s development. So far there is no information on when the sequel will be released and what Rockstar has in mind for the title, however, Take-Two’s CEO has provided some updates on the development.
Rockstar CEO has revealed that “The Rockstar Games team is determined to once again set creative benchmarks for the series, our industry, and for all entertainment, just as the label has done with every one of their frontline releases.”
We surely can’t figure out the planned release frame of the game from this but at least we know now that the development on the title is well underway. According to some of the recent rumors, the GTA 6 is going to last 500 hours, taking gamers all over the world.
Analyst Michael Pachter says, “The reason is, my understanding is, it is a mash-up of Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City (so GTA III), and Europe, London for sure. You’re going to be able to go anywhere on those continents and you’re going to have missions that take you all those places.”
He also added that, “It’ll probably be literally a four or five hundred-hour game by the time they get it out. That’s what they are doing now, that’s what they’ve turned GTA VI into. I get it because they’re like, we’re gonna charge you 60 bucks, and then we’re going to give you an online experience and you’re going to have to carry drugs from London to LA, you’re going to have to go through the port in Miami. They’re going to do all this really cool stuff.”