The Grand Theft Auto series of games is one of the most successful and beloved video game series of all time. The series started with graphics that, compared to what the world is used to now, were terrible, and the latest Grand Theft Auto game brought graphics that were remarkably close to real-life. Grand Theft Auto V, the latest GTA game, was released on gaming consoles almost 2 years ago (on September 17th, 2013,) and on PC on March 24th, 2015. As soon as GTA V came out, the folks at Rockstar Games got busy with bringing the game to PC, and as soon as that dream was realized, the team behind the game started working on GTA Online.
Almost all of what Rockstar Games had planned for GTA V has come to fruition, which is why the Grand Theft Auto fandom is now buzzing about one thing and one thing only – the next addition to the series. Rockstar has already confirmed that a sequel to Grand Theft Auto 5 is happening, and if all goes according to plan, it will be happening way sooner than expected. Video game enthusiasts had speculated that Rockstar would not be bringing out the next Grand Theft Auto game until 2020, but as eager as the developers and publishers of the game are, Grand Theft Auto VI might just see the light of day as soon as 2018.
Grand Theft Auto VI will most likely be initially released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, with its release on PC taking place at a later date. However, the gaming world won’t be satisfied with just a projected release time and release platforms; the gaming world wants details. Leslie Benzies, the president of Rockstar Games, stated, “We don’t know what GTA VI will be, but we’ve got some ideas. We’ve got about 45 years worth of ideas we want to do.”
One of the most important details regarding any Grand Theft Auto game is the setting. While all that Rockstar has said regarding the setting of GTA VI is that they would (at some point in time) like to create a GTA game with all the cities from the previous GTA games, a game that allows players to travel between all the cities that they have explored in the past, enthusiasts have already started speculating as to where the game will take place. The most popular picks right now are San Andreas and Vice City. However, there are quite a few rumors going around that the next Grand Theft Auto game might bring a revolution to the series by featuring the entire map of the United States as the setting, although these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.
What gamers probably want to know more than anything about the next addition to the GTA series is what playable characters that it will feature. Well, even though this might come as a shock to many because females have, up until now, been used in GTA games as sex symbols, there has been speculation of GTA VI featuring a female at the helm of the game. However, fret not gamers who would much rather play as a male character, because in the event that the next Grand Theft Auto game does feature a female protagonist, players will be allowed to choose between her and a male lead.