Rockstar Claims Grand Theft Auto 6 Will “Set a Benchmark” in the Gaming Industry

A new statement from the Take-Two CEO has claimed that Rockstar’s upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 will go above and beyond all expectations.

The publisher of the Grand Theft Auto franchise has made clear that it expects nothing less than greatness from the next entry in the series.

As per GamesRadar, the CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnik, made a statement about the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game in the company’s latest financial results. He said: “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.” The statement also confirmed that development of GTA 6 was “well underway” at Rockstar, though provided few further details.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 Could Reinvent the Franchise

Rockstar has previously hinted at its intention to reach higher peaks than it did with 2013’s Grand Theft Auto 5, which was critically acclaimed and has since become one of the world’s best-selling video games. The studio has worked doggedly to create sprawling, immersive worlds that thrill players with their attention to detail and seek to push the boundaries with each of its big releases. Other titles that have delivered depth and incredible realism are 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2, which showcased Rockstar’s talent for world-building and character development. While some fans have grown irate at GTA 6‘s lengthy development period, others have praised Rockstar for focusing on quality over quantity.

Various rumors on social media and gaming forums have claimed to unveil how Grand Theft Auto 6 is shaping up behind closed doors. One report has indicated the next installment may feature GT‘s first female protagonist. The protagonist would be one of two bank-robbing characters and follow a Bonnie and Clyde-type storyline. There has also been plenty of online discourse about whether GTA 6 will go “woke” by adopting a more culturally sensitive approach to causes like LGBTQ+ rights. However, the series is known for offering a satirical portrayal of American society while highlighting salient social issues like racism and wealth inequality through its main characters.

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Take-Two’s recent financial reports also indicate that Grand Theft Auto V has recently hit a new milestone of 170 million units sold, inching it ever closer to the sales figures of current pack leader Minecraft. It is also one of the most widely available games, with its release spanning three console generations, making it playable just about anywhere.

Grand Theft Auto 6 currently has no release window.

Source: GamesRadar