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GTA VI to 'Set Creative Benchmarks for the Series, Our Industry, And for All Entertainment'

GTA VI to 'Set Creative Benchmarks for the Series, Our Industry, And for All Entertainment' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 August 2022 / 2,469 Views

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in a financial update made mention of the next Grand Theft Auto game, which currently has no official name. The development on the game is still "well underway."

"With development of the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series well underway, the Rockstar Games team is determined to once again set creative benchmarks for the series, our industry, and for all entertainment, just as the label has done with every one of their frontline releases," said Zelnick via PCGamer.

Other than the fact the next Grand Theft Auto game is in development not much is known about the game. There is a rumor that game will have a playable female protagonist and it is set fictional version of Miami and its surrounding areas. The female protagonist is Latina and is one of two leading characters in a story that was influenced by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Runa216 (on 09 August 2022)

Man, I want to make some snarky 'yeah sure, whatever you say' comment...but when has Rockstar not done something bold and new and set new benchmarks for game quality and the medium as a whole? I don't even like Take Two as a company and my respect for Rockstar as a team has nosedived but like...I'm sorry, but GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, IV, and V have all been massive successes that pushed the limits of what we could do all while getting immensely high review scores. The same can be said for Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2.

I didn't LOVE Grand Theft Auto V, but I still have 3 copies of it on PS3, PS4, and PS5. (Got it for a mega discount on PS4 and it was like 10 bucks on PS5 so why not?) Red Dead Redemption II is among my all-time favourite games.

So yeah, I want to be snarky and derisive of comments like these but their track record for successful, well-loved games speaks for itself. I'm excited, even if I know I need to be particularly critical of the company's business practices.

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SecondWar Runa216 (on 09 August 2022)

The 'remasters' of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas?

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JackHandy Runa216 (on 09 August 2022)

The reason for skepticism--if that's how a person felt--is justified because the leadership has completely changed. The people who were behind GTA's best moments are gone. And if the rumors of being "socially conscious" are even remotely true, you can bet the product is going to be drastically different... as GTA's hook was always being the edgy, politically incorrect, antiestablishment thing.

But even if you ignored all that, when a company comes out before the game is released and starts talking about how it's going to revolutionize the industry, and how great they are etc... that's probably enough to be skeptical in and of itself. lol

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Dante9 JackHandy (on 10 August 2022)

Yes. The current idea of revolutionary tends to mean some kind of skin tone or sexual orientation. Whoopee.
Or it could mean revolutionary new ways of monetization.

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KratosLives Runa216 (on 12 August 2022)

It went downhill after rdr1. Both gta5 ansd rdr2 didn't live up to the hype. I was considerinf givinf rdr2 another crack, bud sadly they won't release a 60 fps patch for ps5.

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SecondWar (on 09 August 2022)

I’ll look forward to playing this circa 2027.

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SanAndreasX SecondWar (on 09 August 2022)

Don't rush them.

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SecondWar SanAndreasX (on 10 August 2022)

Sorry, 2034 then.

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Spike0503 (on 10 August 2022)

Such a masturbatory statement. The jump between the PS2 GTAs and GTA IV was HUGE but I personally don't think the jump between IV and V was that big. So I don't expect to be amazed by VI, specially since their focus will (probably) be on the multiplayer and monetizing it.

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Kakadu18 (on 09 August 2022)


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KratosLives (on 10 August 2022)

Without lazlow and the houser brothers working together, the game just won't be the same.

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Kanemaru (on 09 August 2022)

Why only 1 female characters?

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