Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) has become a victim of the success of its predecessor. When some games get popular, sequels are guaranteed, like in Ghost of Tsushima. Yet, sequels usually don't come when games get too popular, like with The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.
It is not a problem sometimes, but there is a time when things get silly, and this is one of them. Rockstar Games has basically announced that they will continue making GTA V on new consoles and making online servers for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Obviously, this isn't very reassuring, and anyone waiting for GTA 6 needs to keep on waiting.
GTA 6 May Not Be Announced This Year
According to a Rockstar update, GTA V online servers on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are shutting down. For those of you who forgot, GTA V was made two console generations ago. So the wording of the shutdown is what caused concern among GTA 6 fans.
To quote Rockstar Games:
"We'd like to thank the GTA Online community for their continued support, and look forward to seeing players continue their journey in Los Santos with us on new platforms."
So it seems that Rockstar does not intend to leave GTA V any time soon. Of course, it wouldn't matter much for GTA 6, but it is evident that when GTA 6 is released, it will divert attention away from GTA V. This is why companies don't release sequels if their predecessors are still very successful.
With a sequel, they won't be able to keep milking their successful game.
All fans want is a confirmation that GTA 6 is coming or that it's in development. GTA 6 trended on Twitter after Rockstar Games released this statement. The following four tweets are among my favorites:
The chances of this game being announced this year are slim. Any announcement could discourage some fans from buying the new versions of GTA V and waiting for its sequel. As a result, we will have to wait for now.
Still, we update our information on Grand Theft Auto multiple times a day, so feel free to stick with GFinity for more news on GTA 6.