The whole world may be psyching itself up for E3, but there’s one notable absence from the show.
Despite ludicrous rumours suggesting Rockstar may head to the E3 2019 conference, we know the studio tends to avoid the show in favour of doing its own thing – pushing out trailers and such on its own steam.
So whilst the rest of the games world distracts itself with the impending E3 conference, some content creators are putting together smart theories about when we’ll see the likes of Grand Theft Auto hit consoles.
We’ve already covered the likelihood that we’re going to see GTA 6 be a next-gen title, but we’d previously thought it could be a relatively early-gen release.
YouTuber ChampChong has outlined previous releases and the state of Rockstar launches over the past decade or so and come up with some worrying patterns that suggest we may see the game come to the PS5 and the Xbox Two (or whatever it’s going to be called) much later than that.
In a video titled “Why is Rockstar Games delaying GTA 6”, the YouTuber notes that we may be seeing a game come from Rockstar a bit later than any of us had previously thought.
ChampChong notes how – originally – the GTA games were separated by release dates of two years at a time, but of course that’s changed in recent years thanks to longer development cycles, more complex tech and larger open worlds.
“The six years since the last GTA game, it’s the longest we’ve gone without a GTA since the original,” he notes.
“GTA 4 broke that really quick one to two year release date time period and it came out four years later [than San Andreas] on a completely new engine and completely new generation of consoles.
“Then we waited five more years up until 2013 for the release of GTA 5. And it was the longest until the growing six-year drought right now.
“And honestly that drought may grow beyond six years till seven or even eight years which is really, really, really, really sad to even think about.”
GTA 4 broke that really quick one to two year release date time period and it came out four years later [than San Andreas] on a completely new engine and completely new generation of consoles.
The Youtuber then goes on to talk about the distance in time between trailer reveals and release date reveals for Grand Theft Auto cames – and once again, it’s bad news for fans of the series that would want to get news sooner rather than later.
“And when you really think about it, when we did get the drop of the initial GTA 4 trailer it was in March of 2007.
“And then over a year later in April 2008 it was the GTA 4 release.
“Then you move onto a game like GTA 5 and it gets even crazier.
“The first trailer for that game was released in 2011 and then the game wasn’t even released until September of 2013.
“So, if we are to even get the trailer in the year 2019…or 2020 we may not see the next Grand Theft Auto game until 2021 or 2022.”
At this rate, could we be seeing the final release date for GTA 6 come in around 2023 – a good decade after the last Grand Theft Auto game launched? We don’t think it’s beyond the realms of possibility, sadly.
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