GTA 6 to be released in 2018; Potential GTA 5 spin-off developed for 2017
While fans are anxiously awaiting new information about a new Grand Theft Auto Game, there are rumors about a potential spin-off being made for Grand Theft Auto V. Fans of the series should be familiar with such spin-offs from the previous games, such as Vice City, and it would be quite a pleasant surprise from Rockstar Games, albeit a rather unsurprising one. Alongside the GTA 6 rumors, we also hear things related to potential upcoming consoles, like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two. Despite these rumors, we have no evidence to suggest that the game is being developed, a release date, or any connection with speculated new consoles.
As mentioned, Rockstar Games are known for making various expansions on GTA titles before moving on to other games. They often quite released more than just one expansion before changing the game completely, and, despite the DLC policy that they’ve adopted for GTA 5, it will be interesting to see if they will make an expansion for the game and how it will relate with the DLCs that they’ve previously released, as well as the multiplayer component. We will mostly be interested in knowing if they will release an independent story that is unrelated to the main GTA 5 story and multiplayer, or if it will take the shape of a DLC/Expansion hybrid that will have both story and multiplayer elements.
As far as the Grand Theft Auto 6 setting is concerned, it will be interesting to see where exactly the action will take place. There has been the idea of setting the game in Tokyo, but due to the issues they have with their road system the idea had to be scrapped. Besides Japan, there have also been rumors that it will be set in the British capital of London. If this turns out to be true, it would mark the first time the game has had its setting outside of North America.