Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 in November and rumors of a remastered trilogy that includes Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas persist. But the key question remains – what’s going on with Grand Theft Auto 6? Rockstar hasn’t said anything but there have been a fair number of rumors over the years, each having some reason or another to be skeptical. Let’s take a look at some of them here.
GTA Online Updates Will Stop Because GTA 6, Red Dead Redemption 2
One of the stranger rumors that circulated before Red Dead Redemption 2’s release was about how updates for GTA Online would be slowing down. Yan 2295, who also leaked a remaster for LA Noire being in the works, reported in January 2017 that updates for the online mode would stop by the time that RDR2 released. Not because of Red Dead Online potentially replacing it but because, “Some people are helping San Diego with RDR2, some people started working on the next GTA, and some people are working on another game,” as per the leaker. “So you’re left with only a few people to work on GTA Online. You can’t have updates as big as we had in the past when you have 4x less devs working on GTA Online, that’s just impossible.” Which is funny because numerous big updates continue to be released for Grand Theft Auto Online, the latest being Los Santos Tuners which attracted more players than any previous update, and it remains a key focus for the company.