Rockstar has finally announced that a new Grand Theft Auto game is in the works. The game that everyone is calling GTA 6 is “in active development,” but there is no additional information available at this time. They did, however, officially disclose a release date for Grand Theft Auto V for PS5 as well as the standalone GTA Online.
Apart from the fact that a new game is in the works, Rockstar’s announcement disclosed nothing more. We don’t know for sure if the game will be called Grand Theft Auto VI. What they had to say was as follows:
“We know many of you have been asking us about a new Grand Theft Auto game, given GTAV’s remarkable endurance. Every new project we take on aims to go above and beyond what we’ve previously achieved, and we’re happy to report that active work for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.”
They did confirm, however, that both the standalone edition of GTA Online and the PlayStation 5 version of Grand Theft Auto V will be launched on March 15. Both titles will take full advantage of the PS5’s visuals and other features, including up to 4K resolution, 60 frames per second, HDR, ray tracing, texture and draw distance enhancements, faster loading times, 3D audio, and haptic feedback. Those upgrading from PS4 to PS5 will be able to transfer their GTA Online characters and GTA V story progression via a one-time migration process when the game launches. It’s worth remembering that GTA Online will be free for the first three months for PS5 players.
All new players in GTA Online will benefit from enhancements. The GTA V story prologue is no longer required for those who want to leap right into the mode. Instead, a completely new GTA Online lesson with a Career Builder has been released. Players can choose from four different businesses: Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner. They’ll then be given money to buy a house, a high-end vehicle, and appropriate weapons to help them get off to a good start.
At any moment, current players can choose to restart and use the Career Builder. On PS5, they’ll be able to visit the new Hao’s Special Works auto shop. Players can upgrade five new vehicles and five current vehicles in this shop for “elite driving performance” that takes advantage of the console’s capabilities. Finally, the Short Trips that were introduced with the brand new The Contract content can now be accessed from the Jobs list without having to finish The Contract’s story tasks.
At any point, any current player can restart and use the Career Builder. On PS5, they’ll be able to visit Hao’s Special Works, a new auto shop. Players will be able to upgrade five new vehicles and five current vehicles in this shop for “elite driving performance” that takes advantage of the console’s capabilities. Finally, the Short Trips released with the brand new The Contract content can now be accessed from the Jobs list without completing The Contract’s main missions.