With no phrase from Rockstar on a brand new installment within the Grand Theft Auto franchise, rumor are being left to freely flow into. As reported by Gamespot, the newest comes from famend leaker Tom Henderson who claims Grand Theft Auto 6 gained’t be launched till 2025. While there are a lot of causes for this, the principle one is to keep away from the crunch situations for which the studio already has a foul popularity.

Grand Theft Auto V was initially launched in 2013 and can quickly be launched on a 3rd technology of consoles, arriving on PlayStation 5 on November 11. Because this title continues to herald a good quantity of income, that is giving Rockstar the room to be capable of take their time with the sequel’s improvement. This may even assist the studio keep away from the crunch situations which have given the studio a popularity, together with 100-hour weeks, mandatory overtime, and fear tactics.

Another cause for the prolonged wait is the sport will solely be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Because the consoles are pretty new and the availability of consoles can’t meet demand, the developer additionally desires to attend till extra models are within the arms of gamers so it can maximise gross sales. Parent firm Take-Two Interactive has repeatedly refused to confirm a timeline for the upcoming title. As such, Henderson believes the sport isn’t prone to be launched till 2025 and Rockstar desires to keep away from any delays if doable.

The sport has beforehand rumored to be set in Vice City once more, however this time it can be set within the modern-day. This will give the builders extra freedom to create content material for the sport as they gained’t be restricted by the beforehand rumored 1980s setting, one thing that was debunked shortly afterwards. Other reported options will embody a number of protagonists and the potential for the sport map to vary over time. Henderson described the latter as much like how the Fortnite map is overhauled for brand spanking new seasons.

Henderson has leaked particulars about big-name titles earlier than, together with Call of Duty. His most up-to-date leak was concerning the Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone and Battlefield Hub modes, one thing that’s but to be confirmed true or false. As typical, this info ought to be taken with a large pinch of salt within the meantime.

[Source: Youtube through Gamespot]