Recent leaks from an individual claiming access to GTA V source code have shed light on Rockstar Games‘ ambitious plans post-Red Dead Redemption 2. According to the insider, the renowned game developer has been secretly crafting not one, but two new intellectual properties (IPs) since 2018.
The first project, tentatively titled “Agent,” is making a comeback after being shelved for years. However, fans might have to wait until the next console generation for its official release. The second IP takes a bold departure into the world of medieval fantasy, potentially positioning Rockstar Games against established franchises like Elder Scrolls and Elden Ring.
Interestingly, the alleged leak suggests that Take-Two Interactive recently filed a trademark for “Project Ethos” in October 2023. While speculation links it to Rockstar Games’ new venture, the company’s earlier announcement of over 60 releases between April 2022 and March 2024 leaves room for uncertainty regarding the specific title.
The source emphasized the distinct direction the medieval fantasy IP could take, highlighting an anticipated emphasis on melee weapons and sorcery. This departure from Rockstar’s signature open-world, contemporary settings could mark a significant evolution in their game design philosophy.
Regarding the highly anticipated GTA VI, the leaker expressed confidence in its initial success but voiced concerns about the potential long-term impact. According to their perspective, the sequel may attract initial sales due to the popularity of GTA V. However, they predict that what they refer to as “millennial cringe” could deter a substantial audience, potentially signaling a challenging future for the franchise.
Rockstar Games has not officially confirmed or commented on these rumors. We will keep you posted upon receiving any further information about this. Until then, let us know your thoughts about this news in the comments section below.