GTA 6 has finally been confirmed by Rockstar as being ‘Well underway’

It feels as though every few weeks Grand Theft Auto 6 will trend on Twitter for one reason or another. However, today’s reason is the most exciting yet. In a tweet posted on the official Rockstar Games Twitter account, it was confirmed that GTA 6 is in development.

That’s right, nine years after the last installment was released Rockstar is finally launching a new Grand Theft Auto. The tweet explains that the delay was caused by its goal: “to significantly move beyond what we’ve previously delivered.” Given that Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best-received video games of all time that will be a serious challenge.

It wasn’t just GTA 6 being confirmed that has fans excited. Rockstar also continued to promise they would share “more as soon as we are ready.” In other words, more details about the next Grand Theft Auto may be on the horizon. Although an exact time frame for that is not provided.

Truth be told, it was already largely assumed that the next Grand Theft Auto was in development. After all, if it wasn’t then fans would likely be waiting several more years before it released. How long it has been in development is unclear, but a decade-long development cycle isn’t out of the question.

End of an era

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Since its release in 2013 Grand Theft Auto V has become somewhat of a running joke amongst gamers. Rather than develop new games Rockstar has instead re-launched GTA V across three different generations of consoles. It first appeared on the Xbox 360 and PS3, then Xbox One and PS4, and will soon debut on Series S/X and PS5.

Seeing GTA 6 confirmed is great news as it should signal the end of the GTA 5 remakes. Hopefully, moving forward we can look forward to new and exciting games made by Rockstar rather than playing the same ten-year-old alternatives.

Grand Theft Auto V is getting a new major expansion, the Cayo Perico Heist

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Earlier today Rockstar confirmed that its cult hit Grand Theft Auto V is getting yet another expansion. This time around it’s the Cayo Perico Heist. This new heist will see players head over to a brand new land mass, Cayo Perico. This expansion marks the first time GTA 5 has ever added a new area in either its multiplayer or single player.

Cayo Perico is a secure private island defended by heavily armed security forces. It’s up to you and your crew to break in, grab everything, and get out. At least, that’s how it would normally work. This time around though you can actually take on this heist all alone. That’s right. You don’t need a four man team to try this out.

Taking over Cayo Perico

GTA 5 Cayo Perico submarine heistOutside of the new heist players will also be able to enjoy a fresh radio station. This station will feature “over 100 new songs,” from a large variety of genres. Also, you’ll be able to explore the island freely and enjoy the many available social spaces with your friends.

The Cayo Perica Heist is planned to release December 15 and will be free content for all current players. We have no current details on if accessing the island will have any prerequisite requirements. Just to be safe, you’re probably best off building up some cash in advance.

The only criticism some have of this update is that it continues the theme of Rockstar not caring about its story mode. Grand Theft Auto IV had two amazing story focused DLCs that are loved by much of the fanbase. However, its sequel hasn’t received even one single player focused update since its 2013 release.

Regardless, it’s nice of Rockstar to keep supporting a seven year old game in the first place. The wait for Grand Theft Auto VI may continue on but at least we’re getting some good content in the meantime. And who knows, maybe Cayo Perico will have some unexpected secrets lying deep within.

VGamerZ’s GameZ of 2015: #7- Grand Theft Auto V PC

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We’ve been here before. The almighty, barnstorming success-magnet that is Grand Theft Auto V, adding yet another accolade to its hat. They’re still coming, a year and a half after the game’s original release.

Oh yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen. That’s how long PC gamers have been waiting for their bite at the Los Santos apple. The game first hit consoles in September 2013, receiving a spangly new next-gen edition for Xbox One and PS4 last November. Following in their wake is the Windows release, much delayed and finally scheduled for April 14.

For those of you who have been living in a remote tribal community in the Galapagos Islands for the last few years, a recap of the game. The plot centers around three miscreants, Trevor, Michael and Franklin, a criminal trio who combine forces to perform a series of heists and escape the ridiculous mess they make along the way. As per the Grand Theft Auto norm, the story spirals way out of control; an absurd festival of cheating wives, angry mob lords and raids on redneck drug labs.

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Grand Theft Auto V is, in just about every conceivable sense, an enormous game. The city itself is several times larger than any in the series, and offers many more possibilities for freeroamy funtimes. The range of activities is expanded too, with sidelines ranging from golf, tennis and the shooting range to yoga and beyond.

Another thing the series is known for is its wacky sense of humour. Sure, we’re dealing with some horribly dark subject matter at times, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some tongue-in-cheek fun with it. In Grand Theft Auto 2, I fondly remember running down a band of Elvis impersonators with the ice cream truck I was driving, while a jaunty rendition of The Baby Elephant Walk played from its tinny speakers.

The nutty situations some of V’s missions put you in are testament to that spirit. One standout early moment for me was the mission to retrieve Michael’s boat, involving some death-defying gymnastic leaps from moving vehicle to moving vehicle. Dark humour is the name of the game, and the psychopathic Trevor is a walking example of this.

But most of us know all of this. And that’s exactly the point. Grand Theft Auto V was not a game, it was an event. Right up there with the biggest entertainment launches in history, and rightly so. It’s everything the series is, ‘roided up and exaggerated yet further. It also brought us Grand Theft Auto Online, the equally huge, multiplayer cherry on the cake. An event indeed, and a highlight on PC gamer’s list for sure. Exacerbated by the endless delays, of course.