Now that Grand Theft Auto 5 and Online have released natively on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, with expansions and enhancements, and GTA Online spins off, it can live on even as the main series moves forward, and now is the time Into this era of GTA 6 speculation is heating up again.
Sure, it’s been pretty strong over the years, but that’s how this fan is. Rockstar Games recently officially acknowledged for the first time that the upcoming game has also added fuel to the fire, and now a report from a prominent industry analyst has joined a long list of leaks and predictions about the game.
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The name Michael Pachter will be familiar to anyone who follows industry news, leaks, or reports on upcoming games. This renowned industry analyst has been in the industry for many years and is generally considered a reputable source – but even so, you should still not take all this information at face value. It might be accurate now, but things could change by the time GTA 6 actually releases.
According to a new report from Pachter, Grand Theft Auto 6 — or whatever it’s called — will be a huge game, having been in development since 2014 and starting in 2015 when the actual code is put on the screen Pre-production packaging. Even so, Pachter estimates that projects of this scope will take 10 “or more” years to complete.
This seems to contradict some of the developer’s statements about how the next release will be narrowed down in response to widespread crunch issues at the company, which was the subject of an investigation covering the development of GTA 5 and RDR2. Since GTA Online is still hugely popular and is now standalone, GTA 6 could also drop multiplayer entirely, which would further reduce development time. We’ll have to wait and see how things play out.
If Pachter’s report is accurate, the next GTA game will surpass all previous Rockstar games in scope and scale, while also rivaling some of the biggest games in existence on the market. Analysts estimate that it will take 400-500 hours to complete GTA 6. While many game companies like to use long hours of play as a selling point — implying that you’re getting your money’s worth — it also seems very appealing to gamers with jobs, families, other hobbies, or all of the above. People are exhausting and intimidating.
Another long-standing issue is fans’ setup and maps for the next entry in the series. One of the most frequently repeated and seemingly most reputable leaks has consistently suggested that the game will primarily take place in Vice City, with some brief flashback segments set in Liberty City a decade ago. Pachter, on the other hand, said the game will revolve around playing the role of a drug mule between Los Santos (a fictional stand-in for Los Angeles) and London, while passing through the port of Sin City (a fictional stand-in for Los Angeles). Miami).
London is an interesting prospect, as the GTA series has visited it in the past, albeit only for a 2D-era spinoff title, aptly called GTA: London. Since then, the series has undergone a lot of changes, such as replacing real-life locations with fictional stand-ins, but given the previous look of the actual city that could lead Rockstar to reuse it without renaming it, we don’t know, “Lawton” or something.
This latest scoop on what GTA 6 may or may not be like jumps into a circle already packed with heavyweights throwing out a lot of legitimately leaked records, with several well-known sources claiming conflicting things . Once again, Pachter’s analysis differs from any speculation from previous leaks, at which point too many seemingly “legitimate” leaks are saying too many different things to properly cull what may be true and what is nonsense.
Without a doubt, this is a perfect fit for Rockstar Games. Leaks have become increasingly standard in the video game industry, and it’s surprising that a game so popular, with such an information-hungry fanbase, is still so successfully kept under wraps — or at least, even if one of the leaks is correct Yes, we have no way of knowing. We wouldn’t be surprised if Rockstar itself supported the spread of disinformation to reputable sources to muddy the waters.
In any case, we’ll probably have to wait and see – at this rate, a new “reputable” source will have a brand new GTA 6 leak every few months or so, and even including gameplay footage isn’t a sure-fire way to go at this point. to judge whether something is true.
We’ll find out what’s real and what’s not when GTA 6 actually releases, but it’s almost certainly a few years from now, given the delays and so on.