Trevor walking away from a fire with a can of petrol in a Grand Theft Auto V screenshot.

Eight years after the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games have lastly confirmed sure, they are surely making a brand new GTA. For eight years they’ve centered on including new content material to the MMO-y GTA Online mode, which appears a licence to print cash by promoting in-game money for actual money. This has made some followers ornery, questioning if they will simply carry on plugging away at GTAO eternally, particularly with GTAV coming to next-gen consoles this yr. But no, actually, Rockstar say they actually have been making a brand new one.

“With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” Rockstar mentioned in immediately’s announcement. “With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.”

They do not have something to say about it but, although. Location, time interval, and characters are all mysteries, hell, even the title. But let’s name of Grand Theft Auto VI for the sake of comfort. Across the years, all method of rumours have bubbled round: a return to Liberty City from GTA 3 and 4, revisiting Vice City, even popping again to London, final seen 23 years in the past in an enlargement for the primary sport. In brief, we do not know, and it isn’t value getting invested in rumours.

I’m properly up for extra Vice City, thoughts. And yeah, at the same time as somebody who likes GTAO, I’m so prepared for a correct full new singleplayer marketing campaign.

Rockstar have so much to do to avoid wasting face after of the current the catastrophe of the current GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition. The assortment of GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas was buggy, ugly, and wildly unpolished, a situation made worse by Rockstar pulling the unique video games from sale so this was the one choice. They modified their minds on that, fortunately, and supplied homeowners a free sport to make up.

After that, I can see why they’re confirming a brand new GTA now—and why they may need to not present something till it is trying mint.

GTAV hits PlayStation 5 and Xbox Xeries XS on the fifteenth of March, by the best way.

Disclosure: Like half the inhabitants of Edinburgh, I’ve some buddies who work at Rockstar.